Final Decision On Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper’s Parole Could Take Six Months

After 19 attempts, the 63-year-old is a step closer to freedom. The ruling will be subject to an internal review before it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office in a process that could take another four to six months.


File photo of a gavel. (Getty Images)

1976 Chowchillla Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Granted Parole

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed James Schoenfeld was granted parole at a hearing on Tuesday.


Richard Allen Schoenfeld, the convicted kidnapper who took 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver in Chowchilla 36 years ago, has been released from prison. (credit: California Dept. of Corrections)

Man Convicted In 1976 Chowchilla Bus Kidnap Released

One of three men who kidnapped a busload of California school children has been released from prison after more than 35 years behind bars.



Phillip Garrido Moved From El Dorado Co. Jail To State Prison

The man accused of kidnapping, raping and holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years has been moved from the El Dorado County Jail to his new home in state prison.

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Judge, Lawyers Urge Parole In Chowchilla School Bus Kidnap

The three men who kidnapped and buried a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1976 ransom attempt are up for parole again — and this time, they have the support of the judge, prosecutors and investigators who handled their notorious case.