Penitentiary 2 is the 1982 sequel to the cult favorite Penitentiary. Written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, Penitentiary 2 follows our hopeful hero Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone (Leon Isaac Kennedy) who, upon his recent release from prison, is anxious to get his life back on track with the support of his sister Ellen (Peggy Blow), brother-in-law Charles (Glynn Turman) and his girlfriend Clarisse (Eugenia Wright). Despite Too Sweet's disinterest in boxing, he goes to work for a shady boxing promoter per the terms of his parole. Events take a tragic turn when Too Sweet's long-time prison nemesis Half Dead (Ernie Hudson) escapes and comes after Clarisse. Too Sweet finds himself forced back into the boxing ring by circumstance. Now on a quest both for justice and possibly a championship title, Too Sweet prepares with the help of his new trainer Mr. T (as himself) and Charles, who provides management expertise and moral support.