Heiress Helen Ainsworth (Myrtle Stedman) is interested in prison reform; Norman Morris (William Conklin), who administrates the Ainsworth estate, is interested in getting his hands on the Ainsworth fortune. He also deals drugs to inmates every time he visits the prison with the innocent Helen. One of the prisoners is called Conroy, but he is, in reality, Huntington Babbs (Wallace Reid), who has been hired by the governor to do prison research from within. Helen meets him on one of her visits and, as unaware of his identity as she is of Morris's illicit activities, promises him work upon his release. Morris schemes with Helen's ex-convict maid Felice to frame Conroy/Babbs, and then to murder him. They set up a burglary at the Ainsworth home and make it look like Babbs did it. But several of Morris's accomplices come clean, and Felice, having been betrayed by Morris, shoots him dead. Babbs reveals his true identity and he and Helen wind up together. There's a certain irony to the drug-dealing angle of this film, as Wallace Reid tragically died six years later from drug addiction.
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