Automatic terror and she really needs to be functional right now -
...alright. Maybe they - think managing her this way would be better for them for some reason, and it's not like there's fellow mages here for her to be a bad example for (earth mages, at least; she's still not sure how exactly they do things. Though she noted the '13th type' thing). If they don't have another collar for her maybe they think managing her normally will be too expensive or something. And have noticed she hasn't started magically jumping anyone so think it's worth the risk to have her just walking around.
Or they - want to set a trap if people do follow her, or something, and think it'll work better if people aren't obviously supervising her and need a setup for that.
If she'd somehow been teleported to a black market mage trafficker and they kept her, she could consider herself kidnapped. She can probably consider herself the same, here. And she's a field mage, 'go pretend to be a human' is in the job parameters.
If she's kidnapped she's got the four day wait on being allowed to use magic for her new owners, but there's not a restriction on obedience. If they want her living - somewhere, then she does that.
"Might I know both laws, and more about the states? I do not know the differences." Translators usually manage amounts alright; how much is that many 'rings'?