During a "scared straight" tour in Virginia, a money-hungry teen drug dealer named R.J. refuses to be scared and lunges at a taunting inmate until officers subdue him. Jada, 13, a cheerleader who likes to steal, meets a fellow cheerleader who is now behind bars. Jourdan, 12, greets the day with a laugh but soon is overwhelmed and in tears screaming for the inmates to get out of her face. Cavion, only 13, barely 5 feet tall, challenges an aggravated inmate. A volatile inmate nicknamed Nasty Nard aggressively confronts them all, forcing officers to intervene.