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Season 7

Prison Nightmares

Experience some of the worst prison stays, with travelers who found themselves on the wrong side of the law far from home.

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70 :07x01 - Vietnam POWs: McCain & Brace

The seventh season opens with a profile of two American soldiers who were kept as POWs during the Vietnam War: Ernie Brace, who was held captive for almost eight years; and John McCain, whose plane was shot down over Hanoi.

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71 :07x02 - Snakes on a Plane

A reptile smuggler who illegally sold crocodiles, snakes and other animals around the world is imprisoned in Belize while trying to escape from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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72 :07x03 - Raving Arizona

A British man who moved to Arizona to become a stockbroker becomes involved with drug dealing and the Mafia.

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73 :07x04 - Buried Alive

A chronicle of the ordeal suffered by Roy Hallums, an American contractor working in Iraq who was kidnapped on Nov. 1, 2004, by 20 armed attackers in Baghdad and held hostage for 10 months before being rescued.

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74 :07x05 - The Real Argo

The true story behind the 2012 film "Argo" is explored via archival news footage and first-person accounts from former CIA officer Antonio Mendez and rescued hostages Mark Lijek and Cora Amburn-Lijek.

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75 :07x06 - Mexican Prison Escape

Recalling the 1972 lockup of five young Americans who were caught smuggling 2000 pounds of marijuana out of Mexico.

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76 :07x07 - Hippie Mafia

Eddie Padilla is living the “high life” in Maui, surfing, partying and drug smuggling to support his cocaine addiction. But a run-in with the Peruvian police on a smuggling trip lands him and two friends in a prison called “The House of the Devil.” The guards say they expect them to try to escape, but if they don't make it … they are killed. Even so, they decide to do whatever it takes to get out. Eddie shares his story of being Locked Up Abroad and the terrifying events that led to his freedom.

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77 :07x08 - Vegas Mobster

A Chicago mobster heads to Las Vegas, where he's caught by the FBI. He then testifies against his mob and enters the witness-protection program.

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78 :07x09 - Fast, Furious and Busted

A street racer gets involved with car thieves.

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79 :07x10 - Hunting Mr. Nice

When British schoolteacher Howard Marks agrees to help an old friend finish off a drug deal, he has no idea that it will be the start of a new career. Attracted by the easy money and the thrill of being a smuggler, he is soon running a huge transatlantic operation. But when one of his loads is busted, Howard becomes a wanted man and goes on the run. Concealing his identity using a string of aliases, he continues to smuggle over the next 6 years.

Source: National Geographic Channel
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Crime
Status: Returning Series
Network: National Geographic Channel ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 24, 2007
Episode Order: 10
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