Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison.
The 15-year federal prison sentence was handed down in exchange for Barzee's cooperation in state and federal cases against Mitchell, CNN reported.
She said the manuscript also contains other 'disturbing and risky ideas, ' though it is not clear how she knows she had it. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the 72-year-old woman should serve. It's been a rollercoaster of emotion, of worry, of wondering what's going to happen", Elizabeth told Gayle King on CBS This Morning "But am I concerned?
Barzee's husband, Brian David Mitchell, grabbed Smart out of her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. He entered the house through an open kitchen window in the kidnapping that triggered fear around the country.
"She did appalling things when I was in captivity", Smart said.
Smart said she doesn't know all the conditions of Barzee's release but that she's been told a federal agent will keep a "close eye" on Barzee and that she would be returned to prison "as soon as she messes up".
Mitchell's so-called divine revelations prompted her to help kidnap his daughter and even sit next to her as Mitchell raped her, so he's anxious Barzee remains capable of abusing another child.
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Smart was taken at knifepoint in 2002 from the bed she shared with her sister. She would encourage him to rape me.
Wanda Barzee (L) looks at her lawyer Scott C. Williams during her forced medication hearing in Judge Judith Atherton's court February 16, 2006, in Salt Lake City, Utah. "I lived in absolute fear and terror for nine months, no matter the outcome I will not do so again".
Yet, despite the Utah parole board deeming Barzee unfit for release, she will be released Wednesday because state law dictates inmates must be released at the end of their sentence. Authorities did not immediately return messages seeking details on when the information would be updated.
Despite her concerns, Smart said she had forgiven her captor and moved on.
One of Barzee's nieces, Tina Mace, said her aunt's testimony against Mitchell seemed like a turning point but that her mental state appears to have changed in prison. Smart said she forgave Barzee several years ago, but added that forgiveness does not mean "allowing her back into my life". One term of her release includes no contact, of any form, with Elizabeth.
Smart was found while walking with Barzee and Mitchell on a street in suburban Sandy by people who recognized the abductors from media reports. Her estranged husband remains in prison serving a life sentence for Smart's abduction.
Barzee was treated at Utah State Hospital for about five years following her arrest.