Here’s What a Russian Penal Colony Will Be Like for Brittney Griner

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2022
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Brittney Griner, the WNBA All-Star convicted of drug smuggling and possession after customs agents found less than a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage, is facing nine and a half years in a Russian penal colony. While the sentence is harsh, the worst of Griner's stay in Russia’s prison system could be yet to come if the U.S. and Russia don’t come to terms on a prisoner swap soon.

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