Carol (Linda Blair) accidentally killed a man, and as such, she must serve an 18 month jail sentence, despite the circumstances of the situation. Although her fellow inmates are very angry (Example: White prisoner Ericka [Sybil Danning] and black prisoner Dutchess [Tamara Dobson] seem to be engaged in a race war), they seem like paragons of decency compared to the prison officials, led by the lecherous Warden Bacman (John Vernon). Sex and violence is the order of the day, the night and all points in between.