Locked Up Abroad

Series

Locked Up Abroad

Travelers who've been locked up in a foreign land share their stories in this documentary series.

Genres

Documentary, Non-fiction, Nonfiction

Cast

Kirsty J. Curtis, Paris Jefferson, Don Danielson

Rating

Rating not available

Year

None

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Season 4 opens with the story of Billy Hayes, whose autobiography inspired the 1978 Oscar-winning film "Midnight Express." Hayes details the time he spent in an infamous Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of the country, and his daring escape five years later.
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Irish contractors Tom Lynch and John White detail the time they spent in a notorious prison in Baghdad after they were caught by Saddam Hussein's secret police during a failed attempt to cross the Iraq-Syria border in the early days of the Gulf War.
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An American woman is caught smuggling hashish from Japan, which is known for having one for the world's strictest prison systems.
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Life in Bangkok's notorious Bangkwang Central Prison is detailed by an Australian teacher who was given a life sentence for trying to smuggle heroin out of Thailand.
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A man who took up smuggling cocaine after his girlfriend became pregnant is caught in Madrid.
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An American backpacker is taken hostage by armed guerrilla soldiers while hiking from Panama to Colombia.