After serving fifteen years in state prison, 72-year-old Wanda Barzee, one of the kidnappers responsible for the infamous abduction of teenager Elizabeth Smart in 2002, has been released.
Barzee was not initially scheduled to finish out her sentence in a state prison in Utah until 2024. But state authorities had miscalculated the time she previously served in federal prison, and therefore had to set her free on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Still, Barzee will be under federal supervision for five years. And according to The Associated Press, “if she violates terms that include mental health treatment and an order not to contact Smart’s family, she could go back to prison.“