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The Real Midnight Express

Billy Hayes (actor) with the hash taped to his body. In 1970, he tried to smuggle two kilos of hash back to the USA. Billy was one of the first casualties of Turkey’s crackdown on drug smuggling and was sent to the infamous Sagmalcilar prison.

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The 1978 film "Midnight Express" told the story of student Billy Hayes' imprisonment for drug smuggling. Now, Billy tells the full story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison and eventually escaping.