A powerful and intelligent prison film, RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 concerns an uprising of Folsom Prison inmates, led by Brand. The prisoners' purpose in revolting is not to escape incarceration, but to improve the horrendous conditions under which they live. Aided by his psychotic
lieutenant, Gordon, Brand overpowers a guard and the inmates' takeover of the cell block begins. While holding several other guards hostage, Brand contacts the warden, Meyer, and, with the help of fellow inmate Osterloh, lists his demands. The prisoners are fed up with pointless activities,
sadistic guards, bad food, shoddy recreational facilities, dilapidated cells, and the fact that truly d...