I have to put my faith right now in

Mexico.  And I stand upon that.  The only thing I’ve got is now to put my faith in

Mexico that they’ll do the right thing, free us, and maybe give us a medal of a commendation or give us some kind of parade—treat us like we should have been treated in the beginning.  And not necessarily [for] myself, but more for my son and my brother.

On the show you usually act very hard-edged and rough as you go about capturing criminals.  But once you get them in the back of the car, you’re very compassionate and understanding.  Do you think that these people actually listen to you and change their lives?  Have you heard any stories about some of these people and whether or not they’ve listened to your advice?

Dog: We have probably about a 40 percent recovery rate [of people who don't go back to jail].  Because if they don’t listen to me, then they get Beth. 

[One] guy came in [and told us], "When I went into K-Mart the security guards were watching me because they said, 'There’s Philip [from] show #109 of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter.'  Philip’s in the sixth row. Security, watch Phillip.'"  So we ruin their basic reputation. Their…

Beth:  ...life of crime.

Dog: And other people walk up [to people we've captured on the show] and say, "I saw you on episode 105 of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter.'  Did you get a job yet?" "No."  "Well, how you doing?  Do you want a job?" They're like, "You’re the guy that Beth talked to." People try to help people [we've captured].

We have, on the other side, seen what the worst of all is—death.  One of our guys did not listen as Beth told him:  "Have you hit bottom yet?  Do you feel the rocks?"  A few days later, his soul walked away from him, and he died of an overdose.  So when God rewinds the tape and [that guy] tells God, "I didn’t get the chances everybody else did," the last person he’ll see is Beth telling him, "Your life is almost over."

This is more than a catch 'em good guy/bad guy TV show.  This is a live-and-die, your soul depends on it [show]. Sometimes we’re the last person to see these people.  Because, right after that, they either get a life sentence, or they die.