He is sentenced to life in solitary isolation to be carried out at a maximum-security prison in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, on the island of Alcatraz.
There he plunges into oblivion, where he suffers a gruesome transformation fueled by loneliness, depression, darkness, and despair into this atrocity other inmates call the ghost of Alcatraz.
From the gates of hell, Jake Strummer ascends to redemption aided by an unlikely friend. He finds love, happiness, and peace, and after a race against time, he commits the ultimate sacrifice.
The Ghost of Alcatraz is a tale of deliverance. The penance of the soul to define what's human is proof that happiness is within all of us even in the worst of circumstances.