Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In Tropico 4 I have arrested a number of criminals and my prison is full but there are still criminals on the lose. I'm wondering how long they have to stay in prison before becoming reformed members of society and freeing a cell for other criminals?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Quote from the Tropico 4 wiki on the "Reeducation mode" of the prison:

Reeducation: Prisoners are put through courses of re-education, raising their respect by 20% by the time they're released.

Sadly, I can't find minimum time (hard data is kind of hard to find on this game honestly). But I usually release my prisoners after about 30min of playtime, and if they misbehave again I simply put them back in jail again, waiting another 30min.

share|improve this answer
add comment

When you arrest a citizen/criminal, he or she is detained for 5 years, unless you release them yourself before that time. If you choose to re-educate, their respect for you will increase. As far as I know, respect only influence the probability of them voting for you during elections. I dont know whether its possible to "reform" a criminal. Im afraid, once they go criminal, the only way to get them out of your way is to imprison them, eliminate them, or deport them (off to Florida edict).

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.