A flawed attempt at a prison noir, CONDITION RED promises something intriguing but fails to deliver on it. Based on a real-life story, it's just a simple tale of a driven woman, a bad guy and a fall guy.
Volatile corrections officer Dan Capelli (James Russo) works in a Philadelphia prison. He lives, he claims, "between two worlds, one inside and one outside." Capelli feels just as much a prisoner as the inmates he is in charge of, as if here were in what correction officers call "Condition Red," a
state of alarm. After one too many violent attacks upon the men he guards, Capelli is transferred to the women's section of the penitentiary. He develops an interest i...