This episode of True Life follows three young people trying to overcome the harsh reality of living in some of the most notorious neighborhoods in the United States: the projects. Dino has lived his entire life in Los Angeles' gang-infested projects. In fact, he's only ever slept two places: the projects and jail. However, after the death of his mother, he's made an attempt to turn his life around by working a legitimate job and setting a positive example for his nephew. Because he still lives in the projects, Dino is constantly tempted to return to gang life, especially when one of his friends is shot. He has to work his hardest to resist his desire to retaliate, keep himself out of jail, and continue on his path out of the projects.