Brittney Griner’s lawyer revealed her living conditions in a Russian prison, which left her heartbroken. In a recent interview with The New York Post, her attorney, Alexandr D. Boykov, explained that the NBA basketball player is facing nine years behind bars that “are not in as good a condition as doubles.” when I can find her.” He detailed that Ms. Griner was allowed to go out once a day. During that time, she walked for an hour in a small courtyard in a penal colony outside Moscow.
He added that she spends the rest of her time in a small cell with two cellmates, sitting and sleeping on a particularly long bed to accommodate her 6-foot-9 tall frame. . Brittney has been jailed for a ninth month and is increasingly worried about her chances of being freed in the prisoner swap and struggling mentally, one of her lawyers said.
Although Brittney has been hearing on an appeal of the sentence scheduled for October 25, the basketball star is not optimistic about returning home. “She still doesn’t fully believe that America will be able to bring her home,” Alexandr said. The lawyer added that he has told his client, “She is very worried about the cost of that and she is afraid that she will have to serve her entire sentence here in Russia. .”
Alexandr hopes Brittney’s nine-year prison sentence, which he calls “unprecedented punishment” for possession of marijuana, will be reduced. “Perhaps somehow the sentence will be changed and perhaps, the sentence will be reduced because the first court decision is very different from judicial practice,” he said. “Considering all the circumstances, taking into account my client’s personality traits and her admission of guilt, such a judgment is completely unlikely.”
Roommates, we’ll let you know as the hearing approaches!