In "Pen State to State Pen," Cornell Richards is a young African-American male, who just recently graduated from college, but unfortunately gets arrested for the first time in his life for unknowingly, committing a crime. His conviction lands him in prison for four years. Throughout this continuous flashback tale, Cornell draws over a dozen graphic comparisons between the college life, and the jail life. He’s supported by two male friends, who are also recent college graduates. After forming their own fraternity, they’re despised by gang members in the prison, while Cornell finds himself entangled with the gorgeous female warden.