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Locked Up Abroad

"The Real Midnight Express"

Billy Hayes, subject of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," tells the real story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison.  (Repeat)

Sat 4/26 3:00 AM  NGC
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-14
Documentary

4/19/14
03:00 AM
"Saddam's Iraq"  Two men suffer a terrifying ordeal at the hands of Saddam Hussein's secret police.  (Repeat) NGC
4/19/14
04:00 AM
"Tokyo"  A woman, Jackie Nichols, is caught smuggling hash from Nepal and is locked up in Japan's prison system.  (Repeat) NGC
4/19/14
05:00 AM
"Puerto Vallarta"  Jake Stanford is wrongly accused of shooting two policemen during a 1977 drug bust in Mexico.  (Repeat) NGC
4/26/14
03:00 AM
"The Real Midnight Express"  Billy Hayes, subject of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," tells the real story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison.  (Repeat) NGC
4/26/14
04:00 AM
"Busted in Mexico"  A teenager caught attempting to smuggle 33 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico spends years struggling to survive in prison.  (Repeat) NGC
4/26/14
05:00 AM
"India"  While traveling in India, Rhys Partridge gets kidnapped by a terrorist who had been involved in the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.  (Repeat) NGC
Locked Up Abroad

Premise
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through first-hand interviews and re-enactments their experiences of being arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.