Heartwarming Reactions To Brittney Griner’s Release. Brittney Griner’s time in a Russian prison has been extremely trying. Griner has been jailed since February, for those who haven’t been keeping up. Griner was caught with cannabis cartridges in her carry-on while attempting to flee the country.
Consequently, Griner was hit with a nine-year prison sentence. Additionally, she was recently sent to a labor camp where the conditions are horrid. During this time, there was a lot of pessimism in terms of whether or not the United States would bring her home.
Today, it was revealed that Griner was on her way home following a prisoner swap. This is simply fantastic news, as it means Griner will be back home with her family. Although it was a long and arduous journey, there is no doubt that fans and her family are excited.
Immediately following this news, many took to Twitter to describe just how happy they are. For instance, tennis legend Billie Jean King wrote, “Brittney Griner is free! After 294 days in Russian captivity, @POTUS negotiated a “one-for-one” prisoner swap. Thank you to President Biden, and to all those who worked so hard to secure her freedom.”
Of course, the happiest person right now is Griner’s wife Cherelle. In a news conference with President Joe Biden, Cherelle said, “Today is just a happy day for me and my family.” Overall, you can’t help but be excited for the Griner family after this long 10-month nightmare.