Prisoner is a powerful and unique drama series based around the lives of the inmates and staff of the Wentworth Detention Centre. The series is charged with emotion as women from all walks of life, different social classes, statures, personalities are suddenly faced with the harsh realities of life in a woman’s prison. The women not only finds themselves at odds with the prison authorities but also with each other. Tensions run high when the “top dog” prisoner position in the prison is contested by the newcomers who have not learned and accepted who is at the top of the pecking order. In a sterile world without warmth, some struggle for power, others search for love and companionship… raw, intense emotion threatens the fragile stability of the isolated community.