On October 6, 1969, Don Perrier is caught attempting to fornicate with one of the Prime Minister of Zurkistan's many wives. He is told he will be released if he co-operates with the authorities, yet Don decides to run for it. After a lengthy chase, Don is caught, beat senseless and thrown into prison for life. The prison environment is inhospitable in every sense, with a sadistic prison guard Sarkazu, who relishes the mental and physical torture he inflicts on the prisoners. Told to trust no one, Don does befriend the local nurse, Roberta. Don's only way out of prison now is through the "Midnight Fuxpress".