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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...