Brittney Griner has started serving sentence in Russian penal colony
Driving the news: "Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment," her lawyers said in a statement obtained by AP.
- Griner, 32, was set to be transferred to the penal colony in Mordovia last week, after meeting with U.S. embassy officials.
Catch up quick: Griner was detained in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport for having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.
- She was found guilty on drug charges by a Russian court in August and was sentenced to nine years in prison.
- A Russian court rejected her appeal in October.
- The Biden administration has been trying to negotiate her release for months — so far to no avail.