Ross Correctional Institution is where our look at hard time begins in the state of Ohio. Here, over two thousand of Ohio’s hardest convicts live on a camp composed of both medium and close security levels. Weekly, a fresh crop of offenders enters the back gates of Ross to start their sentences. Knowing how to navigate this territory can only come from experience, and for those heading to close security, the learning curve is steep. Some will obey the rules, and some will break them. But no matter how inmates choose to do their time, there will be consequences, either served out by the system - or by each other.