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Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano

He wrote his name in blood on the sidewalks of New York and made himself the Boss of all Bosses. Arriving in America at the age of nine and embarking upon a life of crime at age 14, Charles Lucky Luciano rose through the ranks of the New York Mafia like a pistol shot. By the age of 34, he was...


Trafficking: Demand and Supply

Trafficking - Demand and Supply

Child trafficking has been a problem for over three decades. Millions of children – boys and girls – have been subjected to untold abuse and shame. Our story reveals three kinds of trafficking that is still prevalent: direct kidnapping of children from their parents,use of trickery to con...


Bastards of the Party

Bastards of the Party

Raised in the Athens Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Cle Bone Sloan was four years old when his father died, and 12 when he became a member of the Bloods. Now an inactive member of the notorious gang, Sloan looks back at the history of black gangs in his city and makes a powerful call for...


MS13: World's most Dangerous Gang

MS13 - World's most Dangerous Gang

The MS13 gang, aka Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most violently dangerous gangs in the United States - and one of the most organized. The MS13 gang has cliques, or factions, located throughout the United States and is unique in that it retains is ties to its El Salvador counterparts. With...


Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates

Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates

The actor investigates the boom in piracy on the world's oceans, traveling to some of the planet’s biggest trouble spots to discover the problems faced by potential targets and those trying to protect them. He begins in London, where he discovers the economic impact of hijackings on global...


Ross Kemp on Gangs

Ross Kemp on Gangs

Highest murder rate in the world for a country not officially at war. Ross visits Kingston, the most violent area in all of Jamaica, and speaks to gang members there. A study carried out by A. Harriott shows that the homicide rate in Jamaica is four times higher than the world rate, with the...


Banged Up Abroad

Banged Up Abroad: Scott and Lucy's Story

This series tells the true stories that would be any traveller’s worst nightmare - when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad. Through graphic dramatic reconstruction, each film tells the story of someone who’s been arrested and thrown into a...


Charles Manson Superstar

Charles Manson Superstar

For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His thought was born in the hole of solitary confinement, apart from time and beyond the grasp of society. In...


Twist of Faith

Twist of Faith

There's no easy way to address a highly charged subject like the sexual abuse of young boys by Catholic priests, but with Twist of Faith, director Kirby Dick has taken a straightforward approach, using neither fanfare nor frills to create an unflinching but highly personal documentary about...


Mob Stories: The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mob Stories - The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mobster Frank Santos Cotroni was known in mob circles as Le Gros, French for the Big Guy, and Il Cice, Italian for the tender, life-giving core at the center of a hard nut. The youngest of six Cotroni children, the Montreal-born mobster was certainly a hard nut. He served more than half his...