Set in Chicago in the 1980s, Sentencing Silence chronicles the journey toward breaking the silence that holds June, a trophy wife, Reni, a call girl, and Sandy, a factory worker captive in the traumatic past that thwarts their dreams. June denies her future by submerging herself in domestic life as she tries to repair a damaged and dangerous marriage. Embracing her anger, she recreates herself as Reni and decides becoming a call girl is both her fate and a fast-track to earning tuition and living independently. As "the life" takes its toll on her, she falls deeply in love with an eccentric young artist who renames her Sandy and promises to return her to a time of unadulterated innocence. With each turn through tragic loss and increasing silence, she slowly realizes that it is the crushing silence she's been burdened to keep that prevents her not only from realizing her hopes, but the possibility of any meaningful existence.