New corrections officer Zach encounters a violent inmate during his first day on the job; Ariel works to overcome her timid persona; prisoners taunt Carlos; Tyler locates contraband in the prison kitchen.
The rookie officers learn the meaning of respect as they make their rounds surrounded by hardened career criminals.
Francisco reacts when a fight erupts; Tyler crosses the line with a prison gang leader; Keith assists the elite gang unit; Cohen, a third-generation corrections officer, aims to prove his worth.
A career criminal takes advantage of Mangin; Andrew works to bust a gang member who is dealing drugs; Ariel faces the challenges of being a female corrections officer.
Zach investigates a fight; Keith deals with unstable and violent inmates; Ariel wrestles with the uncertainty of the job; PNM's tragic past acts as both a haunting reminder and a catalyst for change.
Despite efforts to keep the prison clean, narcotics always find their way into the prison; Francisco suspects an inmate is high; Andrew takes inmates on a high-risk work detail outside of the prison; Bruce struggles with high expectations.
The rookies begin to understand the harsh realities of their new careers; Keith is at a crossroads; Andrew tries to find the balance needed to be an effective officer; Zach faces new challenges without his mentor; a new officer takes his first post.
An inmate leaves a work detail; Ariel lands a rough assignment; Keith seeks a change; a partnership forms between Andrew and Mangin; a former CO wants his old job back.