So this sucks. They incarcerate this chick over her own personal drug use, and then they effectively enslave her for fourteen months by making her so poor that she can’t pay the fine they mandated she pay.
Seriously kids, company towns are not a valid expression of prison reform. If you’re going to do something like this (have a private company host halfway-houses and the like) then you need to make the rent and everything low enough that any fines or whatever can be paid off. I thought the whole point of debtor’s prison was to let them pay off their actual debts, not force them to incur new ones.