In a futuristic imperial society, the people of the unified world have adopted a strange new form of criminal rehabilitation that they acquired from an alien culture beyond their solar system that they call the "White Goop".
The White Goop is a materialized collection of memories that very slowly ingests the memories of beings thrown into it and replaces them with idealized retakes of the originals. The safety of those that undergo the treatment is guaranteed as the goop nourishes and even repairs their bodies during the weeks the process takes. Criminals who go in come out changed mentally and physically with fresh new giddy life experiences of a non-existent reality that benefit both the individual and society.
However, not everyone is so taken by the apparent efficiency and "humaneness" of the procedure. More than a few people are horrified by existential aspect of its results but they cannot speak out against the method itself for fear that they would be sent to experience the goop firsthand.
One young girl finds herself caught in the middle of a massive media circus when her sister becomes the first person with no prior criminal record to voluntarily enter the goop to permanently put all doubts to rest. The girl's misgivings about the process mount as she watches the sister she grew up with disappear before her piece by piece. She attempts to convince her to stop over the weeks that follow but the end of it, she no longer sees her sister in the newly baptized goop advocate.
The event sparks change in society and in the girl. As the majority pushes for extending the practice to lawful citizens, she joins up with a group of radicals determined to put an end to the practice. Knowing perfectly well that she will not come out of this clean and innocent, the girl prepares herself for hell to prevent a heaven she does not want.