Short stories tagged with Prison Industrial Complex

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Prison inmates are told that they're being sent to scope out a new Earth for mankind to move to, but when they "come back" they find out they have just been play-testing a new virtual reality video game. Prison inmates are used to test a new video game which would have them inhabit a virtually real new planet, but they believe they are truly being sent to another solar system. When they realize that they've just been playing a game, there are long-term psychological impacts.

A father witnesses fish floating in mid-air for nearly a minute on the lake near his home, and suspects strange goings on in the mountain just beyond it. When his son mysteriously vanishes from prison without a trace, the father endeavors into the mountain to get answers.