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Locked Up Abroad

Travelers share stories of being arrested in foreign countries. 

5/3/15
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
5/3/15
10:00 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
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
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.