Achievements

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When you play Prison Architect on Steam Platform, you will be able to reach 18 Steam Achievements. These are as follows:

Achievement Requirements
Steam Throw The Book At Them.jpg Throw The Book At Them Complete the story.
Steam Crowd Control.jpg Crowd Control Complete all optional objectives on Riot.
Steam Reformation.jpg Reformation Complete all optional objectives on Conviction.
Steam Freedom.jpg Freedom Complete optional objective on Bootstraps.
Steam Stone Walls.jpg Stone Walls Build a sandbox prison with 100 prisoners.
Steam Iron Bars.jpg Iron Bars Build a sandbox prison with 500 prisoners.
Steam Confined.jpg Confined Build a sandbox prison with 1000 prisoners.
Steam D.B. Cooper.jpg D.B. Cooper Sell your prison and make over $1,000,000 profit.
Steam Samuel Norton.jpg Samuel Norton Have a cashflow of $50,000 or more.
Steam Spare The Rod.jpg Spare The Rod Stopped a riot of 50 or more prisoners.
Steam Don't put me in the Dark.jpg Don't Put Me In The Dark Executed a prisoner on death row.
Steam Wait and Hope.jpg Wait and hope Unlock entire tech tree.
Steam Get Busy Living.jpg Get Busy Living Achieve a re-offending rate of 25%.
Steam It's not what you know.jpg It's Not What You Know... Unlocked all Polaroids.
Steam It's What You Can Prove.jpg ...It's What You Can Prove Unlocked all Game Bible pages.
Steam I May Have Found A Way Out Of Here.jpg I May Have Found A Way Out Of Here Escape from a decent prison in Escape Mode.
Steam Architect.jpg Architect Shared a prison via Steam Workshop.
Steam Warden.jpg Warden Loaded a prison from Steam Workshop.

Trivia[edit]

Many names of the achievements are cultural references:

  • "To throw the book at somebody" is a proverb meaning punishing someone for a crime as severely as possible.
  • Someone commonly called "D. B. Cooper" hijacked a plane in 1971 and extorted a fortune of $200,000 in ransom without ever getting caught or only identified.
  • Samuel Norton is the corrupt warden in Stephen King's prison story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, filmed as The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Also in The Shawshank Redemption (less in the book), the quote "Get busy living, or get busy dying" is repeated multiple times.
  • In another prison story by Stephen King, The Green Mile, the tremendous main character John Coffey fears the dark. And so, in the movie version, he begs when being executed: "Please boss, don't put that thing over my face, don't put me in the dark. I's afraid of the dark."
  • "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a proverb originating from the Bible.
  • In Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo, which also features a classic prison escape, the final thought is that "all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope'".
  • In the film Training Day, corrupt LAPD narcotics officer Alonzo Harris teaches his trainee: "It's not what you know; it's what you can prove."
  • In the film Escape From Alcatraz, Frank Morris surprises his fellow inmates: "I may have found a way out of here."