William Conroy (Rob Lowe) used to be a college professor but now he is an Ohio prisoner who serves his six year sentence for chance-medley. One day he learns that fourteen convicts have taken their own lives over the past two years. The suicides have been actually organized by a victim rights group of Jim Corcoran (James Coburn) seeking revenge on criminals who escape the death penalty. William thinks he is the next target on Jim Corcoran's hit list and crashes out of the prison to escape the common lot. And now he is wanted by the federal police. William tries to make an appeal to journalists and prove that a criminal organization, teamed up with the corrupt prison warden, operates on the inside and the outside.
- He's closing in on the truth. The killers are closing in on him.