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Brittney Griner Only Allowed To Shower Twice A Week, Go Outside Once A Day While In Russian Prison

We’re learning more about Brittney Griner’s living conditions, and it’s not good.

Griner’s lawyer spoke with the media this week and has revealed Griner’s accommodations while inside the Russian penal colony where she is serving her sentence.

According to Griner’s lawyer, Brittney only gets to shower twice a week and gets to go outside for fresh air once a day.

Via Daily Mail.

Now her lawyer, Alexandr D. Boykov said in an interview with the New York Times that his client is struggling in prison.

Her cellmates at Correctional Colony No.1 or IK-1, a pre-trial detention center, are both English speakers who are also in jail on drug charges. Prison rules dictate that inmates are only allowed to shower twice a week. It is located around an hour from Moscow.

The building is a former children’s orphanage that was converted into a prison around 2012. There are 1,248 prisoners in the facility. It features a sewing factory that employees more than 400 inmates and a Russian Orthodox church.

In the prison courtyard, where Griner is afforded her only chance to get fresh air once a day, there is a statue of Vladimir Lenin, one of the founders of the Soviet Union.

In July, the Times referred to the prison as having ‘gray painted halls and grim tall walls.’

Russia’s penal institutions house nearly 520,000 inmates, by far the largest number in Europe. A little under 50,000 of these prisoners are women.

He said that Griner is forced to sleep in a bed that has been modified to accommodate her height.

Griner’s lawyer says Brittney is losing hope that she will be released before her 9 year prison sentence is over.

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