United States Marine Jon Hammar has been in a Mexican prison for months. He's been tortured, starved and chained to a bed over a bogus gun charge made against him by Mexican officials who pretty much make up the law as they go. Despite media pressure, the State Department hasn't done much if anything to get Hammar released. Hammar is in a prison notorious for Zeta cartel activity and he believes he will be killed before he's ever released.
Last night Greta Van Susteren made the point that governments fight to get their people out of foreign countries all the time, pointing out the Lockerbie bomber's release back to Libya after killing hundreds but in this case, the U.S. government has done very little to help.