A prison inmate is up for parole for the third time, and for the third time the family of the man he murdered years ago shows up to make sure he will never get out. Shortly after the parole hearing, a riot breaks out in the high security prison. There is an internal gang war sparking the combustion, and the civilians are caught in the crossfire. A young woman and her very fragile mother are taken hostage by the very man that killed their loving father and husband. What they do not know is that he is really protecting them at an attempt to redeem himself.