On his very first night, Jay was assigned to D Tower, where the prison houses the "worst of the worst." D Tower is run-down, neglected and filthy — the perfect place, as Jay was about to discover, for paranormal activity.
Jay's partner for the evening, Officer Brown, stayed in the control room as Jay volunteered to do the first count of the shift (when the inmates are counted and, therefore, all accounted for). Jay was confused when he looked back toward the control room window and saw what looked like a Sergeant standing behind Brown.
For the rest of his very first shift, Jay experienced doors opening and closing of their own accord, the sound of approaching footsteps and loud pounding on the control room door … though there was no one there. Were his fellow detention officers hazing the new guy?
And then there was Simpson, Jay's partner for the evening, who almost had a nervous breakdown when he found out he was assigned to D Tower for the night. "He knows where I am … he can see us … I can't do this!" Simpson mumbled to himself.
Working in D Tower began to take its toll on Jay. He was too tired to spend any quality time with his wife and two sons. He started to resemble his zombie-like colleagues, and a rage began to boil beneath the fatigue …
Jay felt little comfort in knowing that he wasn't the only one experiencing these strange events. In fact, after seeing a vision of an inmate who had hung herself in the shower, Jay started to believe that the prison may drive him to take his own life.
After watching a newscast about Officer Simpson attempting his own suicide, Jay's wife Marie did some Internet research and found that Estrella Jail had apparently driven other detention officers to madness over the years.
Thankfully, the power of love prevailed, as Marie's refusal to let her husband succumb to the darkness brought him back from the abyss. Jay resigned from Estrella Jail, though he feels there's still a part of him in that place … a part that will never be released.