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    Locked Up Abroad

    I've been watching this show and I find it really fascinating. So far I've seen three of the episodes. The interviewee is very candid about the stupid decisions they've made and regrets their actions. I haven't seen any whining about how they were treated unfairly or anything like that.

    What I find interesting is how the justice systems work in different countries.

    These guys smuggling gold from Hong Kong to Nepal got caught in customs entering Nepal.

    When they were returned to customs the next day for their trial, the head customs guy who caught them was the judge!

    It's a really fascinating look into foreign criminal justice systems as well as the addled decision making process leading up to smuggling.

    Here's a hint, if someone else is paying you to deliver their stuff for them it's because it's too big a risk for them. Duh. Amusing and informative at the same time.

    The format follows the subject narrating what lead up to their capture and imprisonment with re-enactments and sometimes archived footage.

    The show is running on the National Geographic Channel.
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    "Locked Up Abroad"

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    That show is extremely interesting. To see the criminal justice systems in other parts of the world really makes our look nice. That should be required programming in prison
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    Good one Ryan.

    It's always better to learn from someone elses mistakes than to learn from your own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    That should be required programming in prison
    I disagree.

    We should educate those in our prisons on the highly lucrative smuggling trade in Asia. Especially the countries like Bangladesh and Thailand where possession of small amounts of narcotics can result in execution or life sentences.

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    IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME. Simple. Idiots smuggling dope and gold into foreign countries are just as apt to face the firing squad or spend years rotting in some 3d world country dungeon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME. Simple. Idiots smuggling dope and gold into foreign countries are just as apt to face the firing squad or spend years rotting in some 3d world country dungeon.
    Yep. One of the more interesting cases was a young woman who got caught smuggling heroine in Bangladesh. She was sentenced to life and settled in learning the culture, learning to read and write in their language etc.
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    A requirement to be on the show must be not to whine and play the victim. I've seen several episodes including where they were put in prison in Peru, Equador and several other countries.
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