I've tried rebuilding cells and the foundations of the cell blocks, but my cells keep getting counted as individual cell blocks. I've posted images of the cell block in deployment and live mode. What am I missing?

Here's an image of the deployment. Here's an image of the deployment
(source: steamusercontent.com)


Here's an image of live mode. Here's an image of live mode
(source: steamusercontent.com)


  • Does reloading the save solve your problem? If not: could you share the prison via the steam workshop so we can look at the prison in more detail?
    – Sumurai8
    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:50
  • I've tried exiting the game, saving, and reloading. How can I share the prison? Sep 11, 2016 at 9:56
  • [Esc] > Extras > Prison Sharing (Steam) > Publish this prison. Then share the steam url.
    – Sumurai8
    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:59
  • Thank you so much! Here's the link: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=761830146 Sep 11, 2016 at 10:01

1 Answer 1


The algorithm that tries to group up cells can't handle the particular shape you are using there. Since it can't find a group of cells to make a cell block, it will make the larger structure it can find a cell block. I think in this case it has to do with the family cells not being recognised as cells for a cell block.

For the middle cell block, add a large jail door and a small jail door to block off the common room. They can be locked open, but now the cells are grouped together.

Middle cell block

For the lower cell block, block off the lower part. Alternatively, dezone the lower part.

Lower cell block

Dezoned lower block

In general, try to block off a group of cells with jail doors, and minimise the number of other rooms in that block.

  • Thanks so much! That fixed the bottom two cells. I can't seem to fix the first one cell block even though I placed doors to block of the halls. The bottom row of family cells are still seen as separate cell blocks. First Cell Block Sep 11, 2016 at 18:35

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .