Elizabeth Smart urged the authorities to reconsider the release of one of her kidnappers six years before the end of her sentence.
Wanda Barzee is expected to be released next week after only 15 years in custody, with her previous release date being 2024.
The Utah authorities announced that they had miscalculated the amount of time that Barzee, 64, should provide.
In response, standing on the steps of the Utah state capital, Smart regained some of the horrors during his nine months in captivity he had to endure while Barzee was there.
"She is a woman who had six children but could conspire to kidnap a 14-year-old girl and not just sit next to her while she was raped, but encouraged her husband to continue raping," Smart said. – So, I think she's dangerous? Yes. & # 39;
Elizabeth Smart, now 30, recalled some of the horrors she experienced when she was abducted from her home in 2002
Wanda Barzee, 64, is expected to be released next week after 15 years in custody, including time at the state hospital.
She said that Barzee & # 39; saw me as her slave. She called me her maid. She never hesitated to let her dislike with me be known.
Barzee is expected to be released next Wednesday.
Her lawyer questioned at a hearing in June if her release date took into account the time she served in a federal prison, and on Tuesday the council agreed that she had served her sentence.
Attorney Scott Williams has said that Barzee has been diagnosed with several mental illnesses, but he does not worry that it is a danger to the community.
"I only learned a little earlier than the others," said Smart, who is now a married mother and rights activist for the victims. & # 39; And yes, it was a big shock. Just a few months ago, I was on my way to a parole hearing and they said they would never let her out before 2024. & # 39;
She said that Barzee & # 39; saw me as her slave. She called me her maid. She never hesitated to let her discontent with me be known & # 39;
Attorney Scott Williams has said that Barzee has been diagnosed with several mental illnesses, but he is not concerned that it is a danger to the community
His father Ed Smart also questioned why the authorities did not give him further warnings about the impending release.
Smart said he is taking unspecified measures to protect his family, but refuses to live in a "state of fear."
If Barzee had shown clearer signs of rehabilitation, he would probably feel his release differently, Smart said.
& # 39; I do believe in forgiveness. I am a Christian, "she said.
Smart was kidnapped in her Salt Lake City room at the point of a knife by street preacher Brian David Mitchell, who entered through an open kitchen window. The kidnapping caused waves of fear throughout the country.
Smart was found while walking with Barzee and Mitchell on a street in the suburb of Sandy, Utah, by people who recognized the couple's media reports.
Mitchell is serving a life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping and smart rape. He and Barzee got married in a moment.
Smart was kidnapped in her Salt Lake City room at the point of a knife by street preacher Brian David Mitchell, who entered through an open kitchen window. The kidnapping caused waves of fear across the country
Barzee was convicted of state and federal crimes, and transferred to the Utah state prison in April 2016 after serving a federal sentence in Texas. She will be under federal supervision for five years after her release from prison.
If she violates the terms of her release, which will include mental health treatment and an order not to contact Smart's family, she could go back to prison, said Smart's lawyer, Brett Tolman.
Tolman was previously the US Attorney. UU For Utah who prosecuted Mitchell and now practices privately.
The Barzee family could also request a possible civil commitment to a mental health center, if that is justified, he said.
Smart was found while walking with Barzee and Mitchell (pictured above in 2010) on a street in the suburb of Sandy, Utah, by people who recognized the couple's media reports