Stephen Travis is a prison chaplain who is approached by inmates with evidence of criminality by the prison’s staff—which has a direct effect on the inmates and their families. The problem is, no one in the “chain of command” within the system wants to know about the wrongdoing. Travis finds himself not only being reprimanded for reporting the crimes to his superiors but ultimately having to go outside the system in order to see justice done. He finds support in two colleagues, as well as in the woman with whom he is romantically involved. But the search for justice also becomes a matter of life and death.