On October 6, 1970, the 22 year old American student Billy Hayes visited Turkey. In Istanbul, however, he was arrested by the Turkish police for possession of 4 kg ha.shish as he was about to leave the country with his girlfriend. Billy is imprisoned for 4 years and 2 months. In 1974, following an appeal, the Court rejected the original four-year sentence and sentenced him to 30 years in prison for his … crime.
Billy’s stay in jail turns into a real hell: terrible scenes of bodily and spiritual torture by sadistic prison guards follow each other, while bribery, violence and paranoia dominate the prison. Continue reading “The true story of the student from the midnight express film!”