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A New Season of Locked Up Abroad Returns Tonight With John McCain and Ernie Brace

As the longest Civilian POW in Vietnam history, Ernie Brace likely endured more than any other POW during the war. Held for almost eight years — from May 1965 to March 1973 — he faced capture, starvation, sickness, torture, solitude, desperation and more. Call him resilient and impressive. A survivor and true American hero. So says Sen.…

Real-Life “Argo” Hero to Be Featured on Locked Up Abroad

Actor-director Ben Affleck’s Argo, which won the Best Picture statuette at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, is such an evocative spy thriller that from now on, it’ll be difficult to resist picturing  Affleck as the CIA agent who ingeniously rescued six U.S. diplomats from Tehran in 1980 by staging a fake movie production. But if you want to…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now? Jerry Amster

If you tuned in to Jerry Amster’s incredible story on Locked Up Abroad: Escape From the Gulag, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Jerry to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say. Did you have any second thoughts about going through…

Russia’s Heroin Epidemic

In 1976 as Russia was in the midst of the Cold War— a state of tension and conflict between the western and communist worlds—heroin use was making waves in the United States with President Richard Nixon declaring a war on drugs. As drug were at the forefront of concern in the United States, American Jerry…

Locked Up Abroad Where Are They Now?: Angela Carnegie

If you tuned in to Angela Carnegie’s incredible story on Locked Up Abroad: Busted in Bangkok, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Angela to get answers and see what life is like for her today and here’s what she had to say: After Andrew discovered you were in Bangkok and called you…

Adolescents’ Love Affair with Heroin

The popularity of  heroin has fluctuated throughout decades depending on its price, availability, and even how fashionable it is at the time. Derived from the opium poppy plant, heroin, when snorted or injected creates a euphoric high that can last hours. Classified as a Schedule I drug, heroin has become a threat to the health…

The Dangerous Job of Journalism

Journalists have been risking their lives for years in order to expose their audience to war, rebellion, and various political upheavals. These daring adventures are often seen by journalists as a way to boost their careers and reach more people. Unfortunately, the danger of these assignments can end in assault, kidnapping, and even death for…

A Fight for Survival in Venezuela’s Prisons

Originally built to confine criminals until reparations were assigned, prisons have become a form of punishment themselves. Over the course of time the condition of penal institutions has decreased with overcrowding and corrupt staff playing a large role. For those prisoners serving their time in a foreign country, language barriers and discrimination against their nationality…

Kidnapped for Cash on the Darién Gap

Each day adventure seekers set out to explore new territories and bear witness to nature in its purest form. As they absorb breathtaking sites and experience new cultures, many people return from their trips with a new outlook on life. In Locked up Abroad: The Orchid Hunters,  Paul Winders was on a quest to travel…

Locked Up Abroad Where Are They Now?: Tom Hanway

If you tuned in to Tom Hanway’s heart-pounding story on Locked Up Abroad: Chilean Prison Break, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Tom to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: Did you ever figure out why Steve turned you in?…