"You're just a youngster. What're you doing in here?"
"I'm old enough."
"Old enough for what?"
"Old enough to take care of myself"
"Kid, no one's that old."
Doug is only seventeen when he hits town. He's been on the run for awhile, and thinks he's got it all figured out. But when he's caught robbing a store, he finds that nothing has prepared him for the felony tank. Lying about his age, he is jailed with the adults, and here he meets Carl, the aging lifer with a steady supply of candy bars; Armando, who cuts first and talks later; Pesco, the big wheel from California; and Billy and his friend Agnes, two small-time hoods with big plans for escape...