New rookies hit the line in New Mexico's prison system, where violence is at an all-time high and the notorious SNM gang has declared war on all COs.
In Israel's first week, a combative inmate pushes him to his limit. Lilly is intimidated and disrespected when she works directly with inmates for the first time. Cordova gets knocked down a peg when he misses drugs in a gang member's cell.
The rookies must find ways to assert their authority or risk being preyed upon by predatory inmates. Ariel is nervous about supervising a death-row inmate on tier time, while Lilly struggles to assert herself in a pod full of unruly gang members.
Purto and D'Angelo clash with antagonistic inmates. Lilly oversees a prison work program just steps from where SNM gang members recently murdered one of their own members.
Mangin and Cordova must subdue a gang member after he threatens them. Israel refuses to follow prison protocol when a former SNM gang member intimidates him. Lilly gets a confidence boost when she discovers drugs in an inmate's mail.
D'Angelo is frustrated when he has trouble catching inmates in his unit with contraband. Lilly learns a hard lesson about trusting inmates when a phone goes missing in the pod.
Mangin joins the extraction team and must forcibly remove an unwilling inmate from his cell. Israel makes an error when performing a drug test and Fabian loses track of inmates in his unit.
The department's case against the prison gangs is building and the rookies must learn to find evidence that will take them down for good. Purto redeems himself with STIU and assists in a major SNM drug bust.
After a few months on the job, some rookies are finding their footing as officers while others are starting to fall behind. Lilly works control in an SNM pod that's been locked down after a recent murder.
Mangin must subdue a volatile inmate when he swallows unidentified contraband. A fight between gang members breaks out in Chaz's unit, and Javier's first assignment as a CO is yard duty.
The administration steps up efforts to take down the SNM gang as violence continues to rise in the prison. Israel and Purto must shakedown cells of high-level SNM gang leaders, and Purto discovers his life may be in jeopardy.