Unlike prison, where all inmates have been convicted of a crime, the majority of jail inmates stand accused of criminal acts and are either on or awaiting trial. But the threat of violence is just as real in jail as it is in prison. Day to day management of the Orange County Jail in Southern California is up to Sheriff’s deputies. Some work permanently at the jail while most others rotate through then return to street patrol. A select group of deputies comprise the Emergency Response Team -- a SWAT-like unit called in to action when inmates refuse orders or pose an imminent threat. They have their hands full with a sadistic murderer who transforms the jail, a roller derby queen who takes a hard fall, and one inmate who realizes that even a good day in jail can have a dark side.
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