Gritty prison drama. Ron Decker (Furlong) is a handsome, athletic 25-year-old, the product of a comfortable Beverly Hills upbringing. His life changes dramatically when he is sentenced to two years in prison for dealing drugs. In the harsh world of the U.S. Penal system, he is befriended by a tough career criminal (Dafoe). Before long he is sucked into the violent world of the prison, and finds himself facing some tough choices in order to survive.