In 1999, Donna Trapani is a home health care nurse who falls in love with a married man named George Fulton. After a brief fling, George breaks off with Donna and returns to his wife, but his scorned ex-mistress decides to have his wife, Gail, gunned down. Donna is now serving a life sentence without parole.
Clara Schwartz is a Virginia teenager embraced in the goth lifestyle, who prefers fantasy and the occult to the real world. Using a role playing game she created, she manipulates her friends into killing her father, a renowned biologist. She is serving 48 years in prison.
In the early 1960s, Iva Kroeger is a California housewife with dreams of owning her own business, and takes over her friend Mildred Arneson's motel in Santa Rosa. Iva murders Mildred and buries the body in her basement, then claims Mildred moved to Brazil and left her the motel; shortly afterward, she also murders Mildred's husband, Jay. Iva and her husband Ralph, whose role in the murders is unknown, are both convicted of first degree murder; Ralph dies in prison, and Iva is released after serving 13 years.