Kristy Tucker is a single mom who spends her days at her depressing job at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She marries Lance and their laughter filled relationship warps onto one wrought with physical and emotional abuse. Lance threatens to kill her son and father if she leaves. Kristy confides in a wrongfully convicted death row inmate, Clifton Harris. Tensions heighten as Kristy fights to get out of her marriage and Clifton fights to get out of prison.