Prison Architect is a simulation/management game by Introversion Software.

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Why does my canteen says no prisoners assigned?

For some reason after i build my canteen it shows a warning that says "No prisoners assigned to this canteen" and i have no idea why. My prison is fenced in and no staff only areas are blocking ...
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How do gang claims interact with the alcoholics group therapy program?

With the newly arrived version Alpha 35, gangs can claim yards and common rooms, which means that members of other gangs can no longer use them without getting attacked and non-gang prisoners need to ...
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What's the point of having a morgue? [duplicate]

Whenever a prisoner or staff member is killed, a hearse drives up and immediately takes them away. Knowing that the morgue is a source of contraband, what is the purpose of even having one?
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Why are many of my prisoners staying in their holding cell?

Although there is plenty of space for the 170 prisoners in my prison (capacity: 210), the prisoners stay in holding cells instead and leave many individual cells completely unoccupied. I can tell ...
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How to interpret the Reform Programs tab in Prison Architect?

In Prison Architect, the user can start/stop reform programs via a tab -- see image for details: I understand that each program has a certain capacity, which is shown by the light gray squares. ...
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How to increase delivery trucks

So I've played prison architect for a long time but had a long break between a few alphas ago and the current version. I just got back into it and made a really successful prison. After playing for ...
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Log-on Money Bug

I have just recently noticed a weird bug. Whenever I disable a mod, when I hit 'Play', it gives me $24,500 for a Grant Completion. Every time. It's definitely a bug, because I currently running 3 ...
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How to re-route save folder destination

I have a flash drive where I keep all of my game save backups, and it would be nice to have it automatically save there. Is there a way that I can re-route the save folder destination to my flash ...
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Who is this green guy?

I just recently acquired a green/blue prisoner. I have never seen one before, so I don't know what to do. Is he one of those 'convicted guards/staff members' or something? Do I need to put him in a ...
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Prison just sitting there

I've been developing a prison for a while, and something weird is going on: nothing is happening. For a while, the first day or so, I kept getting "TODO: Escort Prisoner to Cell"; the guards would ...
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Is there a limit to the number of rooms of a given type in Prison Architect?

Background Information I've been experimenting with making a separate "prison unit" for each inmate type (Minimum Security, Medium Security, Max Security, Protective Custody, etc.). I am trying to ...
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What equipment do I need for the Alcoholism Program?

I want to start the alcoholism program for my prisoners, but as you can see in the screenshot below it is flashing "NO EQUIPMENT". However, as far as I can tell I have everything I need. I have a ...
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How do I activate a Prison Architect steam code?

So I bought a special edition of Prison Architect, but I don't know how to activate the code. Do I have to enter the code somewhere in the game? or somewhere else? I have the 'Prison Architect Name in ...
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Why arent all of my workmen working?

I have ~15 workmen in my prison, and most of them seem to be standing around doing nothing. I just started a huge fence project and only 1 of them is building the fence. The rest are standing around ...
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Programs too slow and prisoners not attending to them in Prison Architect

My prisoners' needs are low And this is my daily regime But my programs are really slow and only 2-3 people attending to classes. I'm waiting for days but still just 8 prisoners passed. Can you ...
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Escape tunnels under roads?

I really have no clue how to get rid of escape tunnels under roads. I have tried everything, I cant build over them, I cant simply get rid of them. Any help?
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No food deliveries in my prison

I have a huge prison with a working canteen and kitchen but I'm getting no food deliveries. Is it a bug or am I being stupid.
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Why is this building still requiring an entrance?

Just as the title says, I have a building with an entrance, that still requires and entrance.
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Will leaving corpses lying around upset my prisoners?

I see questions/information online about how to get rid of corpses but I'm not sure what the consequences to having them lying around are. I know that I can use a morgue to store them and that they ...
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Why did my other kitchen stop making food?

I have 2 kitchens, one is for MAX-sec and the other is shared. When I built the second kitchen(Max) the other isn't making food anymore. I was about to make a third kitchen for Med but then I saw ...
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Prisoners are leaving my holding cell

My guards take incoming prisoners and put them in the holding cell but the problem is, as soon as the guard opens the door to bring a new prisoner in, the ones already in the holding cell leave the ...
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What version do I have?

Prison Architect has multiple versions available on Steam and I'm wondering which edition I bought when I bought it. Through the DLC menu in the game's properties I can tell I have at least ...
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Is There a Way to Disable User-Created Prisoner Names/Bios?

Just as the title says. There are a LOT of terribly written names and biographies for prisoners that really ruin what immersion there is, and I haven't seen anything pertaining to this yet. So, there ...
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How can I avoid mass amounts of contraband in prison?

I had a pretty dangerous rating in my prison (the bar at the top) and constant beat ups and small scale riots. So I decided to do a shakedown. Which resulted in this: But this was just the ...
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Is carpentry worth it?

In Prison Architect you can fell trees to get wood. Prisoners which completed the carpenter apprenticeship program can then use these to produce "high quality beds" in the workshop which sell for much ...
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Can a door control system deal with more than 1 door

My prison entrance has a 2 door system that always slows people down. I'd like to replace these with remote doors, but I cant seem to get the second door wired up. It seems like the game is only ...
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What is the deal with all the food in the Storage areas in Prison-Architect

All my Storages are overfull with old food, they dont use it in the Kitchens and they dont dump it automaticly... Do i make something wrong with my Kitchens or the Regime? This much food all over ...
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Prison Architect- Dog Patrols don't work

I have 40 dogs and around 10 - 15 patrol routes with dogs assigned to them. But only on about half the routes dogs are present. Most of the Dogs are bugging around their boxes but 10 of them still are ...
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How can I improve the prisoners education?

I made all the Grants but the one with the General Education Program. Because my Prisoners are to dump... I am on Day 40 and the General Education Program runs since the first Basic Education class is ...
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More than one delivery location

Playing Alpha 23 on Linux. Is it possible to have 2 or more Delivery Rooms? I set up a second prison complex with its own Delivery Room but all deliveries still only go to the first Delivery Room. ...
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How do you become a prisoner in your own prison?

Since Alpha 20, Prison Architect includes a lose condition in which you are sentenced to serve jail time in your own jail. In this mode you lose control over your prison and instead gain direct ...
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I cant build holding cell kitchen or Canteen help!

Well, basically, I started the game, read the CEO's letter, got the grant and built the requirements for the holding cell, but it won't let me designate it. Why not? Its happening for my canteen, ...
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One of my cooks died, how do I get rid of the corpse?

When a prisoner dies it is usually transported outside automatically, but my prison's chef have been assassinated and its corpse have been transported to infirmary medical bed. After more than a week ...
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Cannot run programs in my prison

I am trying to run a Behavioral Therapy program in my prison and I think I get all necessary requirements. I have a psychologist and a full office empty with many chairs. But the program continue to ...
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Do harder floors prevent tunneling?

Apparently everyone in my prison has either seen or read The Shawshank Redemption because they can't get enough of digging escape tunnels. Does the material of the floor of an inmate's cell make it ...
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The game always crash after saving

I'm playing the latest alpha build of Prison Architect (alpha-20) on Ubuntu 14.04 via Steam. My problem is that the game always crash when I save the game or when the auto-save is triggered. At the ...
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How do I input custom names into my game?

I am trying to get custom names in the game for Prison Architect but it wont let me because I already own the game, and it comes with the game. How do I get custom names into the game?
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My prisoners wont move from the holding to cell to the actual cell

I have a cell block with 25 cells but none of my prisoners will move there from the holding cell. I have working power and water beds and toilets they are separate from each other it has all the ...
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How to fix a cell that has tunnels?

How can I fix a cell with tunnels or holes? I tried destroy the wall and rebuild it without success. Any hints?
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My cells are saying that they arent enclosed

So I build my cells like I've done before but they don't seem to work, it says they've not been enclosed but they have. I don't know what to do, I destroyed and rebuilt them and nothing happens.
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How can I get all of the graphics to load?

I bought the standard prison architect game of steam and not all the graphics are loaded. Did I buy the wrong one? I cant see any of the objects/prisoners/guards etc. Should I download a different ...
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During a riot, what do prisoners have to get to to steal guns?

From Alpha 17 if prisoners decide to have a little riot, the most dangerous prisoners will target your armoury and attempt to arm themselves with shotguns and the like. I'd like to know a bit more ...
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What is the purpose of a bin?

I've checked the wiki and can't find any information on what bins actually do in Prison Architect (though it is possible they don't have function yet). The in game tool tip is similarly vague: ...
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Can we access the developer menus in Prison Architect?

In the Prison Architect new alpha release videos (as seen here for Alpha 18) there are a number of fun looking development tools that it would be nice to play with. Specifically, there is a spawn ...
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My prison won't receive any food from deliveries and it says my prisoners won't come for 10,000 hours

I only have one prisoner left for some reason and it says that the 9 prisoners won't come for 16,689 hours, I tried to open than close the prison intake and also went into the save and changed it into ...
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Prison Architect crashes xServer

When I begin playing Prison Architect, I create a new world and after 10-15 seconds the XServer dies and restarts leaving me at the linuxmint login screen and I really have a quite beefy computer that ...
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Can I move the road to the center of the map?

I would like for my delivery road to pass through the center of the map. I have built a road but it wont connect off the map. Can I move the road to the center of the map?
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How do I create a cell block so I can search the whole block at once?

When building individual cell blocks, even if they're inside a single wall rectangle (fence around all cells and personnel can be assigned to guard it) it doesn't automatically count as one cell ...
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Dead visitors moving about, not being taken by a hearse

I had a riot and some people died including visitors. The problem is that they are sent to hearse, but the dead people keep moving to south. The hearse goes away taking noone. This is an infinite ...
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How to incorporate individual cells into existing cell blocks?

I'm having a problem with my new cell block. I created it the same as the last one but I can't seem to manage to incorporate the individual cells with the existing cell block. This is making it really ...