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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

3/1/15
09:00 PM
"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
3/1/15
10:00 PM
"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
3/7/15
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
3/7/15
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
3/7/15
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
3/7/15
03:00 PM
"Chilean Prison Break"  Tom Hanway makes a daring escape from a Chilean jail after being arrested with LSD.  (Repeat) NGC
3/7/15
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
3/7/15
05:00 PM
"Busted in Bangkok"  Angela Carnegie from Chicago makes plans to smuggle heroin from Thailand to bankroll a new life.  (Repeat) NGC
3/7/15
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
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.