- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 16, 2003
In India, California native Marcus Villagran spent months being shuffled among jails before ending up in the infamous Calcutta prison.
In the world's largest democracy, organized crime and government corruption combine to create a dangerous force that robs everyone of security. Marcus Villagram, a medical student from California, discovered this in the worst way possible. COME HOME ALIVE documents his entire ordeal.
On May 9th, 2000, as Marcus began to wrap up his studies and plan his return to the Untied States, strange men stormed his room. Some wore police uniforms, but many of the intruders are dressed in plain clothes. Once at the local police station, his fate takes another turn for the worse: before his own eyes, he watches as money is exchanged between the men that had grabbed him and the superintendent of the police station. This was just the beginning of a months-long ordeal that saw Marcus repeatedly beaten, tortured and moved, until he ended up in one of the most feared places on earth--Calcutta's prison.
Here, Marcus reveals what happened to him, and experts detail how to keep it from happening to you.