"Nancy Garrido is 'legally charged with rape based on the theory she participated in it,' Clark said. 'We don't have to prove she physically did a rape. All we have to prove is she aided and abetted with knowledge of the crime.'"
Source: Linda Goldston, Robert Salonga, John Simerman. "Mystery surrounding kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard deepens." MercuryNews.com. 8/28/09.
"Authorities are trying to piece together how and by whom Dugard was held during Garrido's four-month absence ... Nancy Garrido also fits the "dead-on" description he gave of the woman who pulled her into the car."
Source: "Cops: Kidnap suspect eyed for murder links." MSNBC.msn.com. 8/28/09.
Although visiting regulations today wouldn't allow Nancy to even visit Phillip Garrido at Leavenworth since they didn't have an established relationship prior to his incarceration, she was apparently allowed to marry Phillip while he was in prison. We wonder if Nancy, like many women who marry prisoners, was shy, dealing with a low self-esteem, thought of herself as an outsider, was a victim of abuse, or deeply wanted an emotional relationship. Regardless of her reasons to want to marry Phillip, their marriage was not a good idea.
It is no secret that we are against prison marriages. We believe prisoners should not be allowed to get married while they are incarcerated. The prison marriage of Nancy and Phillip Garrido reinforces our belief.