Young rookies must face their fears while working with violent convicts and gang members. 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.
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.
For rookies, the mental game in prison can be even more challenging than the physical one. D'Angelo is frustrated when he has trouble catching inmates in his unit with contraband. Lilly learns a hard lesson about trusting inmates.
Violence against New Mexico law enforcement is on the rise, and even the smallest mistake can become devastating. Mangin joins the extraction team and must forcibly remove an unwilling inmate from his cell. Israel makes an error when performing.
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.
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.
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