While Hewitt (Janet McTeer) deals with the media over the helicopter escape, a prisoner (Adrian Scarborough) goes on a hunger strike over confiscated goods, and another is killed in a practical joke. Norman Jones: Anthony Higgins. Barry Simpkins: Ross Gurney-Randall.
Alan Fisher's "home leave" proves heartbreaking---and potentially ruinous---as time runs out for his return to Garfield; a psychologist (Susan Franklyn) joins the staff; a schizophrenic psychopath (Anthony Higgins) refuses medication. Hewitt: Janet McTeer. Victor: Terry O'Neill.
Hewitt's involvement in the investigation of a riot and possible murder at Garfield Prison may make her a scapegoat as the public, press and politicians look for results. Helen Hewitt: Janet McTeer. Gary Marshall: Derek Martin. Russell Morgan: Ron Donachie. Jumbo Jackson: Dave Nicholls. Damon O'Keefe: Martin Herdman. Tom Doughen: David Barrass.
As the rebuilding of Garfield continues, Hewitt (Janet McTeer) tries to influence the way prison funds are spent. Meanwhile, a wealthy prisoner (Nicholas Ball) plans a daring escape. Gary Marshall: Derek Martin. Russell Morgan: Ron Donachie. Jumbo Jackson: Dave Nicholls.
The death of a prisoner puts pressure on Kelly (Robert Cavanah) to inform on the other inmates; Arnie (Freddie Fletcher) develops kidney failure due to AIDS; a prisoner (Tim Meats) nearing the end of his sentence applies for a "home leave." Hewitt: Janet McTeer. Gary Marshall: Derek Martin.
When a prisoner is stricken with alcohol poisoning, the source is discovered inside the prison; Fisher's suicide convinces Hewitt (Janet McTeer) to implement harsher discipline; construction of the new section is completed. Alan Fisher: Tim Meats. Gary Marshall: Derek Martin. Jumbo Jackson: Dave Nicholls.