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Fans of the iconic Prisoner Cell Block H series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth Prison is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea's early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner Cell Block H that contemporises legendary characters and their stories for today's audience. This 10-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. The audience will be introduced to Bea all over again and meet her allies and enemies in the form of iconic inmates: Doreen Anderson, Liz Birdsworth and Franky Doyle, and there are new faces such as Jacs Holt, the ruthless matriarch of a crime family who now reigns over Wentworth. Favourite offices will also return. Meg Jackson carries a shameful secret; Vera Bennett, the well-meaning officer who discovers everyone has a price; Erica Davidson, the crusading Lawyer and Matthew Fletcher who believes in retribution rather than rehabilitation. And a new face, Meg's husband Will Jackson, whose past still haunts him. Each episode explores an individual character's back story, providing an insight to what makes them tick and the circumstances that led them to Wentworth. In doing so we discover that the difference between an inmate and an officer is sometimes simply geography, because they're all prisoners in surprisingly different ways. Like the original Prisoner Cell Block H, Wentworth Prison is, at its heart, a series about survival, a character drama featuring women living in a pressure cooker environment. Despite the rivalries and power struggles, this family of misfits and rebels are forced to forge unlikely friendships and allegiances if they want to survive their time inside.
Bea Smith is taken to prison after attempting to murder her violent, rapist husband and is immediately taken in by the lesbian, drug-dealing Franky Doyle. Liz Birdsworth and Doreen Anderson also befriend Bea. Governor Meg Jackson is becoming increasingly suspicious about the ladies and their ways of bringing crystal meth into the prison. Deputy Governor Vera Bennett makes Meg look incompetent towards lawyer Erica Davidson. Jacs Holt, Franky's rival, is released from solitary and starts a riot with Franky. Doreen leaves her daughter Kaiya with Bea to assist Franky, but when Kaiya runs off, Bea follows after her and finds Meg lying dead in a pool of her own blood.
After Meg's tragic death, husband Will threatens Doreen saying that if drugs are found, Kaiya will be taken off her. Bea tries to contact Debbie, however Harry keeps picking up and eventually comes to see her. The prisoners try to get information out of Liz, who is working with the officers to discover the identity of Meg's murderer. After threatening to kill Bea, Doreen reveals that Kaiya is actually Toni's daughter and that her own unborn child died after Doreen crashed her car. Matt and Will have a run-in after Will begins to snort cocaine. Kaiya is taken off Doreen permanently. Vera finds being the governor harder than she thought, and new governor Erica Davidson is appointed.
Bea gets caught between top rivals, Jacs and Franky. We learn the reason for Franky being inside Wentworth. When participating in a reality TV show that taught ex-offenders how to cook, she physically attacked the host with a pan of boiling oil after he mocked her live on TV. Jacs forces Bea to bring the steam press down on Frankys hand when Jacs threatens Bea's daughter. Franky cuts all ties with her estranged Father when he visits her to apologise for abandoning her when she was 10.
Ronnie forces her young daughter, Amy, to smuggle heroin into the prison, but when Amy goes into cardiac arrest, Ronnie is harassed by the other women. Doreen and Boomer conspire over home brew that has been fermenting for months. Bea begins to doubt whether she can take on Jacs after Jacs threatens the life of Debbie. Liz is told that her parole is being looked over and she organises an afternoon for the ladies to talk about their problems. We discover that Liz is an alcoholic and after drinking all the home brew, she reveals her story – she killed her mother-in-law. Erica and Vera butt heads over the running of the prison. Will continues his search for Meg's killer and discovers Matt and Meg had a peculiar relationship.
Erica begins to dream about having sex with Franky and begins to wonder whether her fiancé is really the person she wants to be with. Liz begins drinking methylated spirits and collapses when Doreen puts bleach in it. The rivalry between Franky and Jacs escalates. Doreen is offered the peer worker job after Liz is fired. Bea, Boomer, Franky and Liz discuss masturbation.
Bea feels threatened when Harry says he may not be able to deal with their daughter any longer.
Erica, Vera, Matt and Will decide it is time to release Franky from solitary. Doreen betrays Franky by siding with Jacs but she was actually helping her. Bea, after learning that Jacs and her gang are planning on ganging Franky, confronts Jacs and gets beaten up. When Franky is released, she is threatened, however the tables turn and she slams Jacs hand in an exercise machine. Will, who is using drugs frequently, discovers that while he and Meg were trying for a baby, Meg did fall pregnant and three weeks before she died, had an abortion. Vera and Matt's romance intensifies.
The officers and women are on edge, aware of Jacs' downward swing in popularity, while Bea's is on the rise. They are waiting for the next round of reprisals. Franky continues to push Bea to confront Jacs.
Bea is distraught with shock and grief as the news of Debbie's death reaches the prison.
Vera and Matt sleep together but when Vera finds out that while Matt and Meg were having an affair, she fell pregnant and had an abortion, Matt tells her to get out of his life. Determined to find out who killed Meg, Will makes a deal with Jacs, however he later discovers Meg's bracelet in Jacs' cell. After threatening to kill her, Will has Jacs charged with Meg's murder. Liz and Franky talk about what really happened the day of Meg's murder: Franky went to find Jacs, and grabbed a knife. When Meg grabbed her arm, Franky thought it was Jacs and stabbed her. Liz took her bracelet and put it in Jacs' cell. Bea suspects Jacs' involvement in Debbie's death and confronts her. Jacs taunts Bea and even tries to condone it. Overcome with rage, Bea stabs Jacs in the neck with a pen, killing her almost instantly. Bea then presses the duress button after Liz had told her to never touch it. The other women stare on, in horror, as a blood-soaked Bea is marched out of the compound, charged with Jacs' murder.
Bernard Curry(Jake Steward)
Kate Jenkinson(Allie Novak)
Aaron Jeffery(Matthew Fletcher)
Danielle Cormack(Bea Smith)
Tammy MacIntosh(Kaz Proctor)
Sigrid Thornton(Sonia Stevens)
Catherine McClements(Meg Jackson)
Kate Atkinson(Vera Bennett)
Socratis Otto(Maxine Conway)
Nicole Da Silva(Franky Doyle)
Kris McQuade(Jacs Holt)
Leeanna Walsman(Erica Davidson)
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