"Doin' Time in the Blue Shadows" is the story of an innocent, or at least semi-innocent woman who has been imprisoned and used in one of the more degenerate work-release programs ever devised.
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"The Big Chill for the Facebook generation." – Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the MoonClover, Addison, Mia, and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Clover, once a securities broker, is out of a job and struggling to reproduce before her…
Sally, the protagonist is a former pharmaceutical sales representative who lost her job to automation and wound up stripping and hooking to make ends meet. Arrested at a time when harsh Morality Laws mete out tough punishment to anyone engaging in sex work wound up in prison, enrolled in a very special work program that is very profitable for prisons, helping recoup the cost of imprisoning so many millions of Americans. The work program involves using the prisoners as sex slaves in bordellos. Hooded, gagged, chained and naked, she must slake the desires of any who want to use her. How can she cope with a prison sentence where her punishment is reenacting her crime over and over again?
This story is part of the Morality Laws/Basic Income universe. It's just over 6000 words long.