Brittney Griner’s life in a Russian penal colony

Brittney Griner’s existence in a Russian correctional colony is depicted in recent photos.
Brittney Griner, a prominent player for the WNBA, was traded for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in a prisoner swap earlier today, and recently revealed photos depicting her living conditions in a penal colony before her release.

The Tass-distributed photos depict snapshots of Griner’s day-to-day activities in Mordovia, Russia’s Women’s Penal Colony No. 2. She can be seen working, changing her bed, eating with another prisoner, and standing in line at the cafeteria. Griner’s height, easily towering over her other detainees, makes the pictures stand out.

Brittney Griner's life in a Russian penal colony
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Brittney Griner’s existence in a Russian correctional colony is depicted in recent photos.

Griner was arrested the week before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine after Russian officials said they found cannabis oil in her baggage. She was found guilty in August and sentenced to more than nine years in prison. She was moved to a penal colony in recent months, where the pictures were taken.

Griner was exchanged for Bout, who is known as the “Merchant of Death.” Bout was extradited from Thailand to the U.S. in a sting operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and sentenced to 25 years for conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and officials, delivering anti-aircraft missiles, and aiding a terrorist organization.

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