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Judging from the experience of a former Russian prisoner and American Marine Trevor Reed, weed-smuggler WNBA player Brittney Griner is in for a brutal time in the penal colony she’ll sit and wait in.

“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 New York Post adding that penal colonies are “gulags” from before Stalin was even in charge of the Soviet Union.