Jaycee Dugard Sues Federal Government

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM EDT

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Jaycee Dugard

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM EDT

Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for failing to closely monitor the man who abducted her, according to People Magazine.

Any money Dugard would potentially receive would be donated to the nonprofit foundation in her name, according to the story. Dugard's abductor, Phillip Garrido, is serving a sentence of life in prison. He was on parole when he kidnapped Dugard in 1991.

Read the People Magazine story HERE.