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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

12:00 AM
"Backstabbed in Thailand"  A Thailand vacation becomes a nightmare when a woman discovers her friend's plan to smuggle heroin back to the U.S.  (Repeat) MSNBC
01:00 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) MSNBC
12:00 PM
"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
01:00 PM
"Bangladesh"  Lia McCord from Texas attempts to smuggle heroin from Bangladesh and is imprisoned for life before congressman Bill Richardson intervenes.  (Repeat) NGC
02:00 PM
"Kuwait"  Amid the chaos of the Iraqi invasion, a 19-year-old man manages to escape from a Kuwaiti prison during the second of his 5-year sentence for drug dealing.  (Repeat) NGC
03:00 PM
"Chilean Prison Break"  Tom Hanway makes a daring escape from a Chilean jail after being arrested with LSD.  (Repeat) NGC
04:00 PM
"Spain"  A man, Michael Morey, agrees to smuggle cocaine from Ecuador to Spain to make money to support his family.  (Repeat) NGC
05:00 PM
"Busted in Bangkok"  Angela Carnegie from Chicago makes plans to smuggle heroin from Thailand to bankroll a new life.  (Repeat) NGC
06:00 PM
"Prison Nightmares"  A recap of some of the worst prison stays suffered by travelers who found themselves on the wrong side of the law a long way from home.  (Repeat) NGC
09:00 PM
"From Hollywood to Hell"  A Hollywood actor, Erik Aude, finds himself locked up in Pakistan for opium smuggling.  (Repeat) MSNBC
Locked Up Abroad

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.