For all the shankings, brawls and constant threat of sexual assault, there's something surprisingly sweet at the center of this grim prison drama. Ron Decker (Edward Furlong) is a young man with a rich daddy (John Heard) and the bad luck to have been caught with $200,000
worth of pot. To prove a point, the judge sentences Ron to 10 years at the state penitentiary; with luck, he'll be out in two. But two years is a long time to spend among hardened, sex-deprived criminals — as one convict puts it, you either have to be impossibly tough or sign on as someone's
punk to survive. So it's baby-faced Decker's good luck that he attracts the attention of longtime inmate Ear...