Holding Cell

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Holding Cell

Requirements:

Improvements:

Used by:

Prisoners

Contraband:

None

Other Information:

  • None provided
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Padded
Holding Cell
PSYCH WARD DLC Content

Requirements:

Improvements:

Used by:

Prisoners

Contraband:

None

Other Information:

Can be improved with Padded Floor that will cater to the safety need of prisoners who are inside.

The Holding Cell is a prison cell which can hold several prisoners at once.

It often is one of the first rooms built in your prison, as you can save money over individual cells. But because more prisoners live in one room, they may get disturbed by others. This can lead to fights and unhappiness. Because of this disadvantage, Holding Cells are only a temporary solution for your prisoners. Build Cells as fast as possible.

Beds are not a requirement for holding cells. The maximum capacity of your prison as displayed in the Top Info Bar will not increase, nor will the valuation of your prison as shown in the according Report. Apart from that, beds are recommended simply for prisoners without an individual cell to be able to relieve their sleep need.

Prisoners will not dig escape tunnels from a holding cell, and holding cells will not get a cell grading as normal Cells do.

An alternative to the holding cell is the dormitory, which can also house multiple prisoners.

PSYCH WARD DLC Content Padded Holding Cell[edit]

Designated only for Criminally Insane prisoners. Prisoners from other security level groups can't be assigned to it.

Tips[edit]

  • Having many prisoners in a holding cell is not recommended as it may create various problems, such as:
    • Big fights that will be hard to stop and result in many deaths;
    • Mass escape: many prisoners working on Escape Tunnel;
    • Poorly satisfied needs such as hygiene, privacy and comfort.
  • Using barred walls instead of a normal wall makes it easier for guards to see inside (if FOW enabled). They can also shoot and taze prisoners thru it.
  • Having a security room next to it will make guards stationed in it respond to the events that take place in the holding cell.