Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. Bea Smith is taken to prison after attempting to murder her violent, rapist husband and is immediately taken in by the lesbian, drug-dealing Franky Doyle. Liz Birdsworth and Doreen Anderson also befriend Bea. Governor Meg Jackson is becoming increasingly suspicious about the ladies and their ways of bringing crystal meth into the prison. Deputy Governor Vera Bennett makes Meg look incompetent towards lawyer Erica Davidson. Jacs Holt, Franky’s rival, is released from solitary and starts a riot with Franky. Doreen leaves her daughter Kaiya with Bea to assist Franky, but when Kaiya runs off, Bea follows after her and finds Meg lying dead in a pool of her own blood.