Isolation is the result of legal, social rejection imposed upon those citizens that violate laws set down by the Ramaxi P’uxial (the primary citizenry-law).

After being brought before the Guardia Committee, those found guilty of serious crimes against the citizenry–the most common being murder, or the unintended taking of life while committing a crime, are then separated from the citizenry for the rest of their natural lives. When sentenced to Isolation, a citizen has the right to self-terminate (depending on the offense, self-recycle can be allowed), but if her crime is severe enough, her genes do not have the luxury of salvage.

Convicted citizens go Ramaxia’s chief Isolation-Station, ISO-Main.

Built by the Second Gen, ISO-Main sits on the seafloor of the Ramaxic (Arctic Basin), and its 1000 white-lit rooms are 120 square feet and contain a toilet, a shower, a window, a mat for hibernating, and (as of 2200), a sustenance unit. The isolated are allowed no contact with any other citizen in the facility; they are allowed no bivels, axico, filmarks, images, clothing, and are denied windows and holographic scenery. During the era of the Second, Fifth, and Sixth Gens, there were no convicted assigned to ISO-Main, due to the willingness of those convicted to self-terminate; in the era of the Ninth, there are currently twenty-three prisoners in ISO-Main; three of them are Tenth Gen.

A transitional ISO exists on the floor of the Vostulak. It is a temporary ISO for those waiting for the furlough to ISO-Main or those scheduled for termination post-trial.