which is the main reason why tourists should really be careful who they hang around with. i was hanging with a guy in BC last year when i began to notice noone spoke to us wherever we went. come to find out he was a deportee that some locals suspected was a snitch and some how since i was american they thought i was an agent for the US. some locals told me if they decide to kill him if you're in the way then you'll get it too...scary....The worst possible alternative for a hard core Dominican criminal who served time in the States is to return to the Dominican Republic. They are much better protected in US jails, and the risk of their having "sung" to USA authorities makes them quite a local risk- many don't live past the year.