Elizabeth Smart speaks publicly after one of her kidnappers is released

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City. Smart says she’s been “reassured” 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. Appearing in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 18, on “CBS This Morning,” Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Documents say a woman released from prison in Utah after serving 15 years for kidnaping Elizabeth Smart will live in emergency housing chosen by her probation officer.

Court documents filed Wednesday say 72-year-old Wanda Barzee will stay in the facility until another home is approved.

The records do not reveal additional information about the site.

Barzee's lawyer says she voluntarily agreed to stay away from places frequented by the Smart family. She's prohibited from contacting any member of the family and must get mental health treatment.

Barzee will also have 9 p.m. curfew. She will remain under federally supervised release for five years and could go back to prison if she violates the conditions of her release.

Watch as Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002, speaks at Lock Haven University in Pa.

One of her kidnappers was very recently released from prison. The event was scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET.

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