I understand that you are curious about why the mom in Space Force is in jail.
This is going to be difficult to explain, but I’ll try my best.
In Space Force season 1, it’s been established that Maggie will be in prison for the next 40 to 60 years. This means that Maggie was charged with multiple crimes.
The first crime was the death of her husband, who was a high-ranking officer. The second crime was her attempted assassination
For some reason the mom in space force is in jail. However, back in season 1 it has been established that she will be imprisoned for 40 to 60 years. This means that her crime was not as bad as other crimes. In the middle of the conversation Lancaster tells Erin that his own mom was also imprisoned for selling fake Estée Lauder products and Erin replied by saying” …
Why is the mother from Space Force’s daughter in prison? It’s been established at the start of Season 1 that Maggie would be incarcerated for a set time period: 40-60 years. What this means is that she committed a lesser crime than others might have committed; during their discussion Lancaster tells Erin about his mother being jailed for selling fake Estée Lauder products, to which she replies with “My mother had less awful things happen to her”
Back in Space Force season 1, it’s been established that Maggie will be in prison for the next 40 to 60 years. This means that Maggie was charged with multiple felonies and sentenced to a lengthy amount of time.