Still recovering from his injuries, Daniel makes a startling decision. Amantha is outraged by Daniel's choice and hurt when Janet takes his side.Teddy asks Janet for help and ends up forced into an awkward situation with Tawney. Bobby Dean has an unexpected conversation with Sheriff Daggett. Jon Stern gains a valuable, but disturbing insight into a client's case and Daniel bends a few rules.
Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden upon his release from jail after serving nineteen years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the State's original case.
Holden, who was only eighteen years of age when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and hug of a sixteen year old girl, returns to his family and to his hometown where the hug occurred and where many still believe he is guilty. Daniel spent all of his adult life waiting to die. Now he must learn how to live again or decide if he even wants to while others choose whether or not he will have that chance.