Lawyer: Garridos Agree To End In-Jail Phone Calls

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard have agreed to halt their monthly telephone calls with each other rather than risk having their conversations made public.

El Dorado Chief Assistant County Counsel Edward Knapp said lawyers for Phillip and Nancy Garrido decided this week not to contest jail officials’ efforts to pull the plug on the calls allowed since May.

Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister temporarily suspended the calls earlier this month after Knapp said jail officials suspected the Garridos used their chats to coordinate their testimony.

The judge requested written evidence explaining why the calls should be discontinued permanently. Before Knapp could submit it, defense lawyers agreed to end the calls.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • scopedope

    Why the heck are they allowed to make phone calls to each other? They’re criminals, remember?

    • termite

      Hola scope , if you remove the phones from prison, that considered cruel and unusual punishment . Think thats bad what about the guy at San Quintin ,getting
      hormone shots so the guys can poke him with more pleasure

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