Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Factor follow -- segment tonight former US marine John Harris probably served in Iraq and Afghanistan remains incarcerated in Mexico tonight.
His mother sent us this picture today showing corporal hammer Sheen to his prison bed and Matamoros.
Just across the border from Brownsville texts.
As we reported last week cameras being held on a bogus gun charge last August he registered an -- firearm with US customs.
Then cross -- -- -- check in with Mexican officials carrying the paperwork.
They promptly arrested him in the Obama administration is not been able to get him released by the way the corporal was taking the -- to Costa Rica on hunting trip.
Dries up California on the phone chairman canoe spent nearly three years and Mexican prison on a drug charge was featured in National Geographic channel special.
So you -- -- Jeremy -- steroids correct.
Yeah and you knew that -- down there with this kind of a situation you're putting yourself in big big time risk.
And I want.
Then when they caught you -- you was sentenced to prison what did you face in prison what was it like there.
-- This coming up -- -- it would help.
The living conditions and there were.
-- -- -- -- -- -- that they're prison I would spam was built for foreigner people.
There was actually 12100 people and there.
You I walked into the president and they put me back and you're around where sixty other.
Mexican prisoners and you know giving a blanket you know giving up -- -- don't give you any clothes they don't you know -- -- toilet paper not think -- You're absolutely given up and you're just basically aren't in there like an animal.
What was the structure was your guards the warden was your exercise.
Food and what was -- -- Never stop the war in -- or.
Yes there were guards there.
Our big guards there -- Most of Merc pretty corrupt.
They would bring you anything that you basically wanted to into the -- I mean it's you wanted money brought -- -- First I'm people drugs and stop like -- Basically what happened wise at 6 o'clock in the morning -- -- -- -- this spells every one what not a big free for all all they aren't running around the prison.
You know I just said there is 1112100 -- -- -- -- -- so.
Statistics and -- work.
800 people out of eleven or twelve -- were all drug addicts.
All right so your marriage ended in the guards would sell the prisoners drugs narcotics.
Aaron -- recovered the violence level what was the violence.
-- it on it well you know on a daily basis there -- fights.
-- -- Irish Irish -- couple murders.
A couple guys stuck your desk.
I unfortunately was again.
I'm a couple fights and was stabbed.
-- different times there in the present.
I'm just basically over you know money.
Did you see you let -- die in there.
Oh yes I am I you know I honestly -- -- -- And I prayed I can play -- how many.
How many curse placed allows America's largest get me out of here and it was it was a net every day in every day prayer it was called a long career.
God please just getting out airlines.
How did you -- how did you finally get out.
Chapter three different lawyers.
Campaign these three different borders -- seventy to 80000 dollars in American money.
None of these.
Are on C madam but one of them actually got.
-- one of the charges dropped but I still charged with you know what possession controlled substance.
And after 7080000 dollars they all take the money and ran.
-- I actually.
-- thankful -- my hands.
My chance consistently called -- and united -- conflict.
Com after a period of time of calling -- -- Kong and -- on them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I could -- transfer.
Two years here and a half years after it was there -- there.
After a -- in the transfer got transferred out of there by the United States consulate.
They got you out of the country.
They -- -- out of the country you know after all the pressure that you're on put on them well that's what's gonna happen to happen in the case of corporal hammer and we're gonna continue to put pressure on.
Jerry thanks very much we appreciate it.
Filter by section