After many months of suffering, Ezekiel loses his best friend and father to cancer. While the family is dealing with their grief, the synagogue and the school are destroyed by a bomb. Why would anyone want to destroy the synagogue?
Under suspicion of espionage, Ezekiel is taken to prison, where he meets a very unlikely friend who just happens to be a Mafia drug kingpin.
Despite the two men’s different lifestyles, they become good friends. During their incarceration, Vladimir kills a man and looks for Ezekiel to help him while in the place called The Dungeon.
With Vladimir close to death after a fierce beating by the prison guards, Penal Colony #5 becomes a place where two men find friendship and a struggle with the demons that can make you or break you.