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On Thursday, American basketball player Brittney Griner was convicted of cannabis possession and smuggling in Russia and was sentenced to nine years in prison, via New York Post:

“While it’s not clear exactly where she will be serving out her unusually harsh sentence – which she is appealing – Griner may return to the female penal facility where she has spent the last six months outside of Moscow.”

Correctional Colony No. 1:

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