During the 1980s, the federal government experimented with criminal rehabilitation by incarcerating men and women together in park-like settings that mirrored life on the Street. When Zolly Berns, the middle-aged owner of a Chicago bar, refuses to give false evidence, the feds exert pressure by sending him to one of those prisons – the Federal Correctional Institution, Lexington, Kentucky. Zolly readily makes friends and handles the sexual encounters. But he also confronts challenges like those that led to his incarceration. Zolly must choose between his old ways and his return to his faith.