Michael Scholly is released 28 years after being sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. He had three years to prepare for this moment. But the world outside the prison walls has changed fundamentally in his absence and Scholly’s expectations have little in common with reality. Questions arise: Can Scholly live up to the demands placed on him? Is Scholly ready for freedom? His first year after release should provide answers to these questions – but the answer came earlier than expected.