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

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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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Flush/Reset Graphics

One of the biggest issues I've had with the Alpha builds so far of Prison Architect is that the graphics bug out, and are using the wrong sprites in most, if not all, locations. I was wondering if ...
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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 ...
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How do you get multiple saves?

In Prison Architect how do you get multiple saves? I can only have one autosave at a time, and if I make a new account it gets deleted!
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Is there probation after the full sentence is served?

After an inmate serves his full sentence, is there any sort of probation or supervision where they will have to report, and get permission to move out of state?
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How can I make my prisoners leave their cell?

In Prison Architect my prisoners are stuck in their cell block/individual cells. One left his cell to go to the shower but that is connected to the cell block. None of them will leave to go eat, work, ...
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Where are save files located?

Since Steam Cloud support isn't implemented yet, we still have to move the save file around if we move computers, so where are they located?
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Dark/Grey areas in Prison Architect

In my Prison I turned off Fog Of War, but in most areas where a Gaurd or Staff isn't present the area will turn Dark and Grey. The prisoners do not show and lights don't seem to do anything and when ...
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Why are the trucks getting stuck in front of my prison?

I'm having some trouble with the trucks that deliver prisoners and items in Prison Architect. They are all stuck on the road, not moving and no ingredients can get to my cooks. My prisoners are ...
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Do prisoners ever finish their sentence and get released?

So when you click on a prisoner, it will show his sentence, but it's all in years. Does a year equate to an in-game day, or if a sentence if 1 year then the prisoner literally stays for 365 days?
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How can I delete the default delivery and garbage zones?

I am trying to remove the default delivery and garbage zones, but none of the demolish options let me. How can I delete the default delivery and garbage zones?
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In Prison Architect, how do you set an area to be accessible only to staff

In Prison Architect, I heard that in Alpha 10 you can set an area to be staff only. How do I do that? Can it be used to prevent escapes?
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Is there any benefit to accepting high risk prisoners?

I can't seem to work out the difference between high-, medium- and low-risk prisoners. I can see that high-risk prisoners are more likely to be violent, but do I get more money for taking them in? Or ...
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How can I expand already built rooms?

If I build foundations connecting to the existing room and remove the partitioning wall, the space where the division-wall was is "outside".
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Can I change the controls?

I really want to get Prison Architect, but after watching Yogscast Sjin play it I've noticed that he says the scroll wheel and middle mouse button are prominent buttons. I have a trackball that has ...
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Prison Architect- Prisoners won't leave truck

I've tried everything I can think of to fix this problem, but I give up now. The delivery place is in the right location, I have no fences, it's not being blocked by anything. The delivery timer will ...
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Why don't my prisoners leave infirmary?

My prisoners have been stuck in the infirmary for the last few hours, why? Screendump
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How to add prisoners at prison architect?

I can't add prisoners. I did not tick fog of war and add prisoners forever. I have cells, kitchen, office, canteen, yard. How do i add prisoners?
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How can I heal my prisoners?

I currently have a medical ward built, with two doctors assigned to it as well as a psychologist. I have completed the Health and Well Being grant. I have many hurt prisoners, but I can't figure out ...
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Cannot meet room requirements

I'm playing the new Prison Architect Alpha, but as soon as I'm out on my own, after the introduction, I cannot seem to meet ANY room requirements. For example - A holding cell... The requirements ...
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Can I control the rate at which new prisoners arrive?

I don't want to be flooded and descend into chaos. I want to build a prison that lasts.
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How do I Feed all Prisoners?

One of the goals that shows up in your checklist is to feed all your prisoners. So, in order to feed my inmates, I've built a kitchen and canteen. That allows my inmates to sit down and enjoy some ...
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How many prisoners can a Holding Cell hold?

The game recommends building a Holding Cell first thing, before trying to create individual cells for each prisoner. The Holding Cell can hold multiple prisoners, but obviously its capacity is not ...
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What is the bare minimum for a functioning prison?

When you start in sandbox mode, you're greeted with a large empty space and left to fend for yourself. What are the bare minimum constructions that are absolutely mandatory to get your prison up to ...
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How do I get the new prisoners into my prison?

I just got my first batch of prisoners delivered to my half-functional dilapidated prison, and they're just milling around outside in the Deliveries area, not really doing anything. At least they're ...