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Prison Architect is a simulation/management game developed and published by Introversion Software. It was released on October 6, 2015.

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Prison Architect. Zone Updates cause freezes. Any cure?

Game fps dropping down to 1 fps for 1-2 secs every 15-30 secs. I found that it happens during zones updates (zone i mean rules per each zone accessible via "Positioning"). I guess that it is mainly ...
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Where is the program scheduler on the iPad version?

I am trying to schedule an alcoholics counseling program to a specific common room on the iOS (ipad) version of Prison Architect. I have micromanagement unlocked, and I have the program created, but ...
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How do you get soldiers in Prison Architect without losing or mods?

I saw a friend have soldiers in his game, he had no mods, and it was not a Game-Over situation. How can I do that? I accidentally did It once, but I don't know how.
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How can I get the shop worker's luxuries need met?

The only method I have found to satisfy the "luxuries" need for inmates is via a shop. My problem is that the inmate who works there is one of the biggest troublemakers because his luxuries need is ...
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Are security levels a gradation of something or just incomparable classes for easy management?

Do guards behave with them differently? Also, wiki sources tell us to assign "protected custody" to one kind of prisoners and "supermax" to another. If I assign them vise versa would it work the same?...
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Workshop - not producing anything at all

So I was doing a grant - producing 30 license plates. I have qualified prisoners who passed the workshop safety test and they go to the workshop during every work time. The problem I'm having is ...
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What is this icon next to the inmates name tag?

I sometimes see this, and I'm not sure what it is. Next to an inmates name, it will have an icon (drugs in this case) and I can't seem to find online anywhere what this is, or what causes it: I ...
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Why aren't there any books in my prison library?

I have a sizeable prison library, and several workers assigned to work there. I recently just read on this Reddit post that you need a sorting desk for each worker, but the problem that I'm having is ...
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Exporting Game Bible pages in Prison Architect?

The game bible pages that we collect contain design notes that I'm really curious to read. But reading them in-game is greatly inconvenient. I'd love for a way to export them and read on a kindle or ...
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Will shakedowns and cell searchs reveal tunnels?

For a while now, I've suspected but just now confirmed that after a whole prison shakedown (2381 items/inmates searched), which was performed while they were sleeping (so there was no passing of goods ...
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Can I re-assign an office in prison architect?

Staff automatically choose their office (I think they choose the oldest existing office room) when I hire them. Can I assign them to the office I want? This would be useful to put staff near places ...
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Is the toilet in the “Shared Cell” just not enough for the prisoners is contains?

I thought I would try out the Quick Build, "Shared Cell". This is a dormitory with 2 bunk beds and 1 toilet. I polished it up with a Bookcase, TV, radio, shower/drain, window, payphone, and a chair. ...
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Is it possible to disable spawning of specific vehicles?

Through modding or otherwise, is it possible to disable the spawning of specific vehicles, i.e. hearses when prisoners die?
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Dirty clothes at the reception

I have a laundry where 4 prisoners work (4 washers, 3 carts, 2 boards), 5 janitors and yet, my reception is filled with dirty clothes that no one bothers to pick up. The normal laundry cycle seems to ...
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Prison Architect: Campaign Level 3 won't advance

I am playing campaign level 3 in Prison Architect. I've completed everything in the todo list - it's empty. I saw the cutscene where the CEO tells Benedict that each incarcerated prisoner is worth 73K ...
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Is having a mail room worth it?

I wanted to have at least one of every room in my prison, to make a better environment for my inmates. This includes a mail room. I know that mail helps ease the 'Family' need, but I'm seeing more ...
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Why are my cells counted as different cell blocks?

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 ...
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What is going on here? An inmate beatdown?

I have a Protective Custody (PC) dormitory for snitches and ex-cops, and I have one that is "Extremely Volatile". I didn't get the usual flash of a guard icon when there is a fight, and there's no ...
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How to restrict areas to specific types of prisoners [duplicate]

So, here we have how my new prison currently looks. However, I ran into issues when it comes to keeping the prisoners to where they belong. I have 3 cell blocks, the grey ones are currently open to ...
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how do I get access to the single visitor set up (not visitor table)?

I see a lot of prisons where visitation is not at a visitor table but one on one through a window. It seems like it would help get rid of all that contraband, but I do not seem to have the option (...
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Is it safe to put multiple snitches and ex-cops in a dormitory?

My prison is getting quite large, and I have finally gotten past my serious issue of the "Unknown Reputation" inmates turning out to be snitches and ex-cops, by marking all that have unknown ...
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On Ps4 prison architect how do I remove the tunnels

I can not remove the tunnels on PS4, so can anyone help me?
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How do I estimate the requirements for my laundry?

When building a laundry for my prison, how do I calculate how many laundry machines, ironing boards and laundry baskets I need and how large the laundry room needs to be to ensure all my prisoners ...
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Prison Architect, are prisoners supposed to go outside of their cell to do things?

I've been playing Prison Architect for a while now, I have all the rooms, and everything set. However, my prisoners don't go outside of their cell, even at feeding time. I don't know if they're ...
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How many Connections are needed for Phone Taps?

I am connecting a large amount of Phone Booths to Taps for illegal NSA wiretapping stopping Contraband. In the past, I have used two-way connections between Taps and Booths, but I like to keep my ...
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How much Mail is delivered per Prisoner?

My Mail Rooms are currently overflowing with Unsorted Mail, and I haven't been able to stop it. I currently have 7 Mail Rooms employing 5 Prisoners each, and the prison contains around 650 Prisoners. ...
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How to tell who lives in a Cell

Is there any way to find out which Prisoner occupies a certain Cell, either by looking at the save or in-game?
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The prisoner icons in Logistics

When I enter the Logistics view to assign prisoners to jobs, (see image) some of the icons that appear when I click on a work area are red, and sometimes they are white. I haven't been able to find ...
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How to stop morning Riots?

Every morning in my prison, when all of the Prisoners wake up for Shower time, as soon as they get to the Showers they all start fighting (in every Shower). I'm not sure exactly why, because the only ...
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Is Re-enabling Misconduct Broken?

I recently disabled Misconduct in my prison using these instructions. Find "EnabledMisconduct". Next to the first time it comes up, it should say "true". Change it to "false". I did this about a ...
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Bed Graphics Glitch

This just started happening today, so I assume it has something to do with Update 7. When the Worker picked up the Bed from Storage, this happened. When I tried to get a screenshot, it disappeared. It ...
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Is Prison Architect playable without a keyboard?

I'd like to play Prison Architect on my Microsoft Surface 3. I have the Type Cover, I just prefer to use it as a tablet. The pen is capable of left-click and right-click without using the keyboard. In ...
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Not able to designate a Dormitory as Protective Custody

I recently acquired two Ex Law Enforcement prisoners, and I want to keep them from getting shanked. I created a larger cell with many amenities, which should take care of most of their needs except ...
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Prisoners not Using Phones

Long story short, my Prisoners' Family need is very high. I have built a phone booth room, but no Prisoners are using it! Here is a quote from the PA Wiki: Prisoners will use phone booths during ...
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No Prisoner Release Money

I have a prison with a couple hundred Prisoners, so every hour or so one is Released. The way I see it, as soon as they exit the map, you get a $3,000 Prisoner Release Reward. This happens most of the ...
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Why can't I build anything on these tiles?

I can't seem to build anything on these 2 particular tiles, including objects, utility and foundation. In utility view, I noticed that one of the tiles is solid black, while another has a black ...
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Will Snitches attack each other?

I have recently acquired a Prisoner that is both a Snitch and Deadly. Therefore I am hesitant to cast him as Protective Custody. Will he attack my other PC Prisoners?
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How important is Temperature?

In Update 4, Introversion introduced a Temperature system into the game, and in Updates 5 & 6 it was improved upon. I haven't built a prison with Temperature included, so how important is it? I ...
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Updating Workshop Items

I recently uploaded a prison to the Workshop, and am ready to upload a new version. I know there is a ChangeLog section where you can view updates, but I can't find a way to change the file. My Owner ...
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Building utilities on a wall corner

I am building a rather large prison all at once, and have run into a problem. I built cell blocks en masse, and then built the utilities. This is causing this to happen: The builders cannot reach the ...
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Protective custody prisoners not assigned to their cells

I have some recurrent issues with protective custody prisoners; I built a dedicated wing (marked as protective custody only) but nevertheless: when I "promote" a prisoner to protective custody, I ...
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My prisoners won't use my canteen [duplicate]

Recently I've bought Prison Architect, and I'm making a prison. I've built a canteen and kitchen and assigned prisoners to the canteen. The problem is, my prisoners won't go to the canteen to eat, ...
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How do I get a janitor to clean a prison cell?

I have several janitors in my prison, and they spend the majority of their time mopping up blood and urine (unsung heroes of the correctional system, no doubt) and doing laundry. They do not, however, ...
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Is having a prison yard completely necessary?

I've gone through several iterations of prison design so far, and it seems the only need that ever gets satisfied in the Yard is Exercise. Can that need be fulfilled with the use of a weight bench or ...
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Foundation issue between buildings

I have a cell block that I want to connect to a newer cell block. I created the foundation, then wanted to create a secure inside tunnel (with regular foundation) between the two for ease of workers, ...
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Multiple Canteens and Kitchens in my prison

I tried making multiple cell blocks, with each trying to be relatively self-sustainable (for each cell block, a shower, canteen, yard) but even though a canteen was closer to prisoner's cells, they ...
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Can a prisoner leave a gang? If so, How?

I've got a lot of gang members in my prison. I've succeeded to limit the recruitment of new members ( By isolating all lieutenants and the leaders in separate buildings), but I still have a lot of ...
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No policy for murder?

Why their is no policy punishment for murder in this game? My assassin just end-up with the punishment for "agravated injury"
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How can I stop guards congregating in yards?

I have a legendary prisoner who owing to his murdering tendencies needs to be kept in an isolated super max cell. In it, he has access to most things that he needs including a yard. The theory is ...
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Does general education do anything?

I know that the general education program is required for one of the grants. However, does having a prisoner complete the general education program give any advantage other then counting towards ...