Lois Fraley, Former Arizona Department of Corrections Officer, Recounts 15-Day Ordeal As Prison Hostage on Investigation Discovery

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Lois Fraley, a former Arizona Department of Corrections officer, spent 15 days in early 2004 as a hostage inside a tower at the Lewis Prison Complex in Buckeye -- the longest prison standoff in the nation's history.

Tonight at 8 p.m., her story will be featured on the premier of Hostage: Do Or Die, a new television series on Investigation Discovery.

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="">The single mom and her now 12-year-old daughter talk about the ordeal,
and Fraley describes moments of terror -- and even frustrations with the
negotiators over ... a sandwich.

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