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First Taste of Freedom After Release From Utah Prison

Appearing in an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning", Elizabeth Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger.

Barzee was not seen by reporters leaving the prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper.

Although she has concerns about her own safety, her family and the public in general, Smart said she has been told who will be Barzee's federal probation officer, and has faith in that person.

Previously, it was announced that Barzee would be required to meet immediately with a federal probation officer, would be placed on the Utah Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry, would be required to actively participate in a mental health treatment program and she can not consume alcohol, court records state.

Correctional officers gather outside a gate at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. "What was she doing?'" Smart said.

A photo showed Wanda Barzee, 72, carrying a salad and a banana as she walked outside in Utah Wednesday in a pink sweatshirt and trousers. "I so appreciate everyone's comments of love and support and outrage. It's made a really big difference to me personally".

During her speech, Smart recalled some of the horrors she experienced as a 14-year-old when she was snatched from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 by Barzee's then-husband, street preacher Brian David Mitchell.

Smart was held by Mitchell and Barzee for nine months in Utah and California before her rescue in 2003.

The lawyer for a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah says it's unfair to call her a threat now that she's been released from prison.

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Barzee's attorney Scott Williams said there's no reliable evidence that his client remains a threat to anyone. Mace said she's unaware of any family members who would give Barzee a place to live.

When Smart was asked during a news conference last week if she had any sort of message for Barzee, she said no.

One of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers has been placed on the Utah sex offender registry after her release from prison. He is serving a life sentence.

The online registry shows Wanda Barzee's conviction on federal and state charges in the 2002 kidnapping of then 14-year-old Smart.

The 15-year federal prison sentence was handed down in exchange for Barzee's cooperation in state and federal cases against Mitchell, CNN reported.

After years of court battles over her competency, Barzee pleaded guilty in federal court in 2009 to kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor.

"My hope is that she won't be a problem", he said of Barzee.

In July, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole announced that Barzee would be held until January 29, 2024.

Barzee had been scheduled to be in prison until 2024 but was released after prison officials recalculated her sentence to account for time already served before going to state prison.

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