Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release

  • Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release

Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Must Have No Contact with Her After Prison Release

In her first sit-down interview since the news of her abductor's upcoming prison release, Elizabeth Smart shared additional details on kidnapper Wanda Barzee, some of which have never been heard before. If she violates terms that include required mental health treatment and an order not to contact Smart's family, she would go back to prison.

Barzee wasn't expected to be released for at least another five years.

Smart used words like "evil", "dark" and "twisted" to describe what Barzee was like when she was held captive.

Smart said that she doesn't know all the conditions of Barzee's release but that she's been told that a federal agent will keep a "close eye" on Barzee and that she would be returned to prison "as soon as she messes up".

When asked what specifically she is afraid Barzee will do, Smart said just on past behavior alone, she believes Barzee is unpredictable.

"I do believe she's still a danger", Smart told CBS anchor Gayle King.

Kidnapper Wanda Barzee is set to be freed Wednesday after Utah officials determined they miscalculated the 72-year-old's prison sentence.

In an interview you'll see only on "CBS This Morning", survivor Elizabeth Smart opens up about how her traumatic experience changed her. "But it was just a very brief, 'I'm sorry for what I've done, the end, ' kind of thing", Smart said. "I believe that she is a danger and a threat to any vulnerable person in our community, which is why our community should be anxious". Her estranged husband remains in prison serving a life sentence for Smart's abduction. Further, he often denied her food and water as a means to control her and have Smart completely dependent upon him.

Smart, now married with two children, has written a book about the harrowing ordeal and helped make a Lifetime movie and documentary about the crime and her life.

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

Since Barzee's release was announced, Elizabeth Smart has voiced concern that her captor has not been rehabilitated and is still risky.

According to conditions of release that Barzee agreed to in 2010, she must report to a probation officer each month and she can not leave the Salt Lake City area without permission.

She was eventually rescued when a stranger saw the three of them in the street and recognized the pair from an episode of America's Most Wanted.

Barzee pleaded guilty in 2010 to kidnapping and unlawful transport of a minor for the purposes of sexual activity. She has turned her trauma into a tool and speaks at motivational events.