Brittney Griner serving 9-year sentence in the ‘land of prisons’

As negotiations to bring Brittney Griner home continue, new reports are providing insight into her current prison conditions.

The women’s basketball star was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony in August after she attempted to enter Russia with 0.7 grams of cannabis oil in her possession. She is serving her sentence in Mordovia, which is also known as the “land of prisons” according to The Nation. The area is home to about two dozen supermax prisons, in a “snowy, swampy area” about 400 kilometres southeast of Moscow.

In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Alyokhina also said that “all prisoners must perform forced labour.” She expects Griner is experiencing similar labour camp-type conditions.

“Our sister, Brittney Griner, is an American in peril in Russia. She needs the love and support of her country, sports governing bodies and every athlete on the

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