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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

5/9/15
08:00 PM
"Black Palace of Horrors"  A man, Dwight Worker, busted for smuggling attempts a daring escape from one of Mexico's most notorious prisons.  (Repeat) MSNBC
5/9/15
09:00 PM
"Trouble in the Jungle"  A young American backpacker, Mark Wedeven, and his companions are taken hostage by armed guerrilla soldiers while traveling through the jungle in Colombia.  (Repeat) MSNBC
5/10/15
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
5/10/15
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
5/15/15
05:00 AM
"Hunting Mr. Nice"  Howard Marks becomes one of the world's biggest cannabis smugglers until a DEA Agent tracks him down and sends him to one of America's toughest prisons.  (Repeat) NGC
5/16/15
12:00 PM
"Highway to Hell"  Thomas Hamill, a civilian truck driver for the U.S. military, is taken hostage by insurgents in war-torn Iraq.  (Repeat) NGC
5/16/15
01:00 PM
"Ecuador"  Desperate for cash, an American man agrees to transport cocaine from Ecuador to Europe for $7,000 and gets busted, ending up in one of Ecuador's most notorious prisons.  (Repeat) NGC
5/16/15
02:00 PM
"Philippines"  A couple, Martin and Gracia, on an anniversary trip in the Philippines is taken hostage, along with 18 others, by an Islamic extremist group.  (Repeat) NGC
5/16/15
03:00 PM
"Black Palace of Horrors"  A man, Dwight Worker, busted for smuggling attempts a daring escape from one of Mexico's most notorious prisons.  (Repeat) NGC
5/16/15
04:00 PM
"Brazil"  Four friends are arrested trying to smuggle cocaine out of Brazil and end up in a notorious South American prison where 111 prisoners had been murdered a year earlier.  (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.