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Brittney Griner's Appeal Was Denied: She Will Serve Time In a Strict Russian Penal Colony

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In October, Russian courts denied Brittney Griner's nine-year sentence appeal. She's therefore been transferred to a Russian penal colony.

Brittney's attorneys and family are concerned about the harsh conditions she'll likely face as a prisoner in the penal colony. Russian prisons are known for having deplorable and inhumane conditions. Reportedly, penal colonies don't allow inmates to speak to each other. According to CNN, inmates are typically required to stand on their feet all day, be over-housed with other inmates, and have very little personal space. Inmates are essentially subjected to torture and can't freely have contact with the outside world. Reading and writing are not regular privileges. Not to mention, Brittney's sexuality, race, and American citizenship can make her a target for mistreatment.

President Biden gave the following comments about Griner "My hope is that now that the election is over, that Mr. Putin will be able to discuss with us and be willing to talk more seriously about a prisoner exchange."

Stay tuned for further updates on this situation.



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