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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A young American backpacker, Mark Wedeven, and his companions are taken hostage by armed guerrilla soldiers while traveling through the jungle in Colombia.
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British gay nurse Stephen Comiskey is arrested in Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is punishable by execution.
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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.
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Ruthie Lambert, a terminally ill woman convicted of drug smuggling, flees Peru in an attempt to see her family before she dies.
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Music producer Roy forces Kahlilah Saleem to smuggle drugs so she can see her daughter again.
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.
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.
Two couples are tried and tested by smuggling and imprisonment in dangerous jails.
Steve Peterson's marijuana operation was going to plan until Mexican cops drove past.
Incredible stories of American heroes: Vietnam POWs McCain & Brace; the real "Argo."
Americans plot daring escapes from prisons in Soviet Russia and Mexico in the 1970s.
Journalist Phil Cox is investigating allegations of illegally deployed chemical weapons when he's taken hostage.
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?
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.
How does the drug trade work? Can it be stopped or should it be regulated? And what are the personal costs? Those are just some of the questions asked in this series, a comprehensive look at society's most abused drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. First-person perspectives from traffickers, dealers, users, law enforcement and medical professionals detail how the drugs are processed and moved onto the streets, and the effects they have on the human body. It's a raw, eye-opening documentary about a billion-dollar industry.
Best known as a war correspondent, notably for his fearless, access-driven coverage of the Iraq War, Michael Ware is ready to embark on a new journey of discovery. From executive producer Peter Berg, "Uncensored" sees Ware employing his run-and-gun approach to storytelling as he investigates especially fascinating people, places and cultures, from witchcraft in Papua New Guinea to paparazzi in Los Angeles. Along the way, the journalist digs deeper into his subjects' stories by interacting with them and discussing and dissecting their answers to his questions.
Fishing for bluefin tuna is a way of life for many residents of Gloucester, Mass. "Wicked Tuna" takes viewers into the unrelenting North Atlantic waters infamously spotlighted by the novel-turned-feature film "The Perfect Storm," to follow captains who are relied upon by their families, their shipmates, and by Gloucester itself, to haul in boatloads of the large but elusive bluefin. The pressure to deliver is unforgiving -- the fishing season is short and tuna populations are dwindling -- but one "monstah" catch can reel in just as large of a payday.
This documentary series takes viewers inside prisons and jails across America and around the world, offering rarely obtained and comprehensive access into these locations. The show profiles the inmates and employees who work at these facilities, highlighting their day-to-day experiences and interactions within the confines of prison. By bringing audiences the real, raw stories of life behind bars, this program aims to provide a truly authentic and in-depth look inside the complex criminal justice system.