This documentary shows the work of the parole system and the people whose lives it touches -- prisoners guilty of everything from murder to white-collar crime; officers desperate to keep their clients out of prison and their failures off the files. Over a 10-month period, we follow six high-risk offenders and the parole officers and therapists whose job is to make sure they stay clean, stay out of trouble and stay out of jail. The offenders put up with urine tests for drugs, random curfew checks and therapy sessions. Most work at it, some feel hopeless, others just go through the motions. Their stories are at turns bizarre, tragic, disturbing and endearing.