Thousands of UK citizens are locked up around the world. Those who break foreign laws face terrifying consequences: beatings, disease and even the death penalty

DURATION: 46:21
DISTRIBUTOR: ITV Global
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This documentary tells their shocking stories, capturing the lengths people will go to avoid imprisonment, from a death-defying aerial protest in London to a desperate, last minute legal appeal in Florida. We also bear witness to the suffering of prisoners’ families: parents pushed to the edge of bankruptcy, wives trapped in limbo abroad and children painfully left behind. As people increasingly travel to places where criminal justice systems are terrifyingly tough, Brits Behind Bars shows how a holiday of your dreams can become a living nightmare.