By People Staff
November 16, 2009 12:00 PM


“I am rendered speechless by Jaycee’s story. She is gorgeous and strong. Welcome home”

Shelley Sweeney

Atlanta, Ga.

Thank you for sharing the pictures and story of the beautiful Jaycee Dugard. I hope she and her children will enjoy their family once again and start a new life with each other. Many good wishes to Jaycee, her children and her family.

Carmen H. Rivera

Cape Coral, Fla.

The glorious face of Jaycee on your cover is a testament to the miraculous human spirit. Somehow she held on, and that day of promise, truth, beauty and happiness arrived. I hope more of our children who were robbed of their families can come home one day too.

Sue Ann Meyers

Hayward, Calif.

What an incredibly phenomenal story of survival! I wish the best for Jaycee and her family and that their lives are happy and healthy.

Wendy Hunt

Stockton, Calif.

This has been a remarkable few years of finding kidnapped children, from Shawn Hornbeck to Ben Ownby, Elizabeth Smart and now Jaycee Dugard. It’s remarkable that these children could be hidden for so long, kept from friends and family, and yet, despite years missed, move on.

Allison Kuranda

via e-mail

It’s wonderful Jaycee and her daughters appear to be adjusting so well to their new life. However, where’s the outrage over what Phillip Garrido and his wife allegedly did to these innocent lives for so many years? All I hear is how great everything is and how they’ll probably all be stronger after what occurred.

Mary Pedersen

Reno, Nev.

After reading your article, I was outraged. Authorities are concerning themselves with questions as to why Phillip Garrido was free, yet ignoring the fact that state workers had visited his house and not noticed anything out of the ordinary. This is disgusting.

Sarah Poinsett

Olympia, Wash.


I am so happy for Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga on the birth of their son. Despite her tragedy she has managed to find happiness. She deserves that.

Sandra Gilbertson

Janesville, Wis.


I am a huge fan of Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer. He is trying to empower people with their pets, but along the way he empowers people in other parts of their lives. He is truly inspiring.

Valerie Anderson

Kelowna, B.C.


Glorifying people such as the Duggar family for their breeding skills only serves to promote an environmental catastrophe for all living things on this planet.

Bruce Lee

Honolulu, Hawaii


Our April 13 issue featured Hillary Transue, an 18-year-old who was sentenced to boot camp for mocking a school official on MySpace. Transue’s case helped uncover a shocking kickback scandal, and on Oct. 29 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared an estimated 6,500 juveniles sentenced by former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella, who faces bribery and fraud charges. The court called the cases “tainted” due to Ciavarella’s alleged financial ties to private facilities where the children were sent. “I’m ecstatic,” says Transue. “We have been vindicated.” Marsha Levick, deputy director of the Juvenile Law Center, which helped uncover the scandal, says, “The court’s order is extraordinary. It is responding to a scandal breathtaking in scope.”


In our Nov. 2 issue we incorrectly printed the location of Samantha Brown. She was pictured in Maine, not New Hampshire. We regret this error.