In Mannsfield State Penitentiary, the warden has a special place for the most successful hustlers in the joint. It's called East Wing. If you live here it's because you have a hustle so sweet the warden wants you close so that his kick backs come easier. Twelve inmates reside in East Wing. Andrew Perryman was sent to Mannsfield on an eighteen month sentence. His father is a big wig and silently pays the Warden $50,000 a month to put young Perryman in with hardcore criminals to teach him a lesson. The Warden places Andrew in East Wing. Andrew caves psychologically because of all the intimidation and violence he sees. In an act of desperation he stabs a guard, Barron. The Warden quickly removes Perryman from East Wing. In an effort to get one of the other inmates to confess and keep his monthly pay off coming in, the Warden tortures all twelve inmates one by one. But the Warden greatly underestimates these twelve men and in doing so, he underestimates the human spirit.