The Corone Mining Consortium owns the terraformed moon of Jinxor that has a debtors prison there to provide cheap labour for the thorium mine and smelter on the moon. The only structures on the moon are the prison itself, the warders quarters, the mine offices, and the storage sheds. There is a small landing strip inside the prison compound that allows the prison transport ship to bring and take off prisoners every two weeks.
The prisoners are debtors of various sorts that have been sent here by various planetry authorities (including the Alliance core worlds). Half the value of the person's labour here goes to the authourity to pay off the person's debt. The other half Corone Mining takes to help make a profit on the whole business. The thorium produced here is used to generate the income for the entire operation.
People are brought here for a variety of reasons and they have a variety of skills. The lucky ones favoured amongst the guards get easy cleaning jobs in the guards quarters. The ones not so lucky must work down the mine for 12 hours a day. The dust generated in the mine is said to be bad for the breathing, and the safety regulations in the mine are almost non existant.
Today something new happened. A ship fell from the sky and made a crash landing in the courtyard. The guards immediately surround the ship and took the occupants off to see the Governer. There is no such thing as chance, but fate has decreed that some of the prisoners on Jinxor have more than one link to the survivors on the ship. If only they could work out a way to unite with the people on the ship, get the ship repaired and off this rock.....