Brittney Griner Faces Horrific Conditions In Russian Prison

Brittney Griner will face incredibly inhumane conditions in Russian prison as she waits to be sent back to America.

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison after a show trial on drug charges. While President Biden has vowed to get her back, there appears to be very little movement on that front.

Judging from the experience of former Russian prison and American Marine Trevor Reed, she’s in for a brutal time in the penal colony she’ll sit and wait in.

Brittney Griner faces a horrific experience.

“To a certain extent, you’re starved just by the food that they give you. We didn’t show any public photos of my son for about a month and a half because he looked like a concentration camp victim,” Trevor’s father Joey explained to the New York Post. He added the penal colonies are “gulags” from before Stalin was even in charge of the Soviet Union.

The food was mostly potato soup with “crunchy bones” that was so bad stray cats wouldn’t eat it, according to Trevor’s father.

He added that there’s “no real health value to the food” Griner and other inmates will be served.

Brittney Griner faces horrific conditions in Russian prison. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

There’s also the very real possibility Griner won’t even be aware of what’s happening to her as she’s shipped around.

“They don’t know where they are and they don’t know where they’re going — and often aren’t told until their arrival. Prisoners are being functionally disappeared for days or weeks in the prison system,” Amnesty International USA’s advocacy director for Europe and Central Asia Daniel Balson told the New York Post.

Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine and a half years in Russian prison. (Photo by EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

More than anything, there’s no doubt the United States must get Griner back. Whether she had hash oil or not, she’s 100% being used as a bargaining chip. Given the fate she now faces in Putin’s prison system, it sounds like she’s in for a brutal time.

It’s an unfortunate reminder that places outside of the USA can be very terrible places.

When will Joe Biden get Brittney Griner back? She is facing years in a Russian prison. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)

Let’s all hope Brittney Griner returns sooner than later. This whole situation has gone on far too long, and it must end.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. She should not have been carrying hash oil through a Russian airport. She took a huge risk in a communist country that is our enemy. I have a problem sympathizing with a racist who hates her own country.

  2. “there’s no doubt the United States must get Griner back.” No. Otto Warmbier went through 100,000,000 times worse conditions yet she’s crying over bad food? She did the crime she can do the time. Deal with it Griner.

  3. I can simultaneously dislike Brittney for her refusal to respect the anthem and also think that she is a political pawn that should not be doing time in a gulag for this. As Americans we have a responsibility to want/ensure fair treatment of other Americans — even the ones we don’t like.

    And, for the record, she simply refused to come out on the court for the anthem — she isn’t a Kaepernick-level anti-American. “”I don’t mean that [the WNBA shouldn’t play the anthem at sporting events] in any disrespect to our country. My dad was in Vietnam and a law officer for 30 years. I wanted to be a cop before basketball. I do have pride for my country.” –Brittney Griner

  4. Don’t worry, Brittney, Biden’s got your back. In the same way the American economy is “roaring” and “historically strong.”

    Then again, might want to think about grabbing onto the landing gear of a nearby C-130 if possible.

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