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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.

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aired 388 days ago
A young American backpacker, Mark Wedeven, and his companions are taken hostage by armed guerrilla soldiers while traveling through the jungle in Colombia.
aired 395 days ago
British gay nurse Stephen Comiskey is arrested in Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is punishable by execution.
aired 395 days ago
Less than a year after adopting her son Marko, Susan Haglof is accused of supplying suspicious documents and ends up in an Egyptian jail accused of human trafficking.
aired 402 days ago
Ruthie Lambert, a terminally ill woman convicted of drug smuggling, flees Peru in an attempt to see her family before she dies.
aired 402 days ago
Music producer Roy forces Kahlilah Saleem to smuggle drugs so she can see her daughter again.
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U.S. Naval Officer Lemar Burton is arrested with 5 kilos of cocaine through the Bogota airport; now he must survive one of Colombia's most brutal prisons.
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A struggling single mom discovers she is pregnant again, then gets arrested for drug smuggling; a street racer dad starts a scam that gets him busted.
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Two couples are tried and tested by smuggling and imprisonment in dangerous jails.
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Steve Peterson's marijuana operation was going to plan until Mexican cops drove past.
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Incredible stories of American heroes: Vietnam POWs McCain & Brace; the real "Argo."
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Americans plot daring escapes from prisons in Soviet Russia and Mexico in the 1970s.
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Journalist Phil Cox is investigating allegations of illegally deployed chemical weapons when he's taken hostage.
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Matthew Schrier is kidnapped in Syria by Al Qaeda, but when the opportunity to escape arises, will he save himself or stay with his fellow American prisoner?
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When British Police get wind of Pieter Tritton's drug empire he is forced to go on the run, but he can't resist collecting one final shipment of cocaine from Ecuador.

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