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** This is helpful for all prisoners, but especially in maximum security wings, where prisoners may be locked up large parts of their days.
 
** This is helpful for all prisoners, but especially in maximum security wings, where prisoners may be locked up large parts of their days.
 
** Be aware that more objects in a cell also increase the time it needs to search the cell.
 
** Be aware that more objects in a cell also increase the time it needs to search the cell.
* Cells (as well as dorms) owned by a [[gang]] members are under their control. You won't be able to change the cell design in any way before you get rid of them
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* Cells (as well as dorms) owned by a [[gang]] members are under their control. You won't be able to change the cell design in any way before you get rid of them; this includes adding objects, changing the floors or walls, and adding utilities.
* '''You can assign prisoners to the cells manually''' by selecting a prisoner and ''righclicking'' on the cell you want them to live in. They will move or be forced to move by [[guards]] shortly.
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* '''You can assign prisoners to the cells manually''' by selecting a prisoner and ''right-clicking'' on the cell you want them to live in. They will move or be forced to move by [[guards]] shortly.
 
** Gang members are immune to this.
 
** Gang members are immune to this.
  

Latest revision as of 06:21, 23 May 2020

BasicCell.png Cell
Icon 96 cell.png

Requirements:

  • Minimum Size: 2x3
    (without "Small Cells" being researched by the Lawyer)
  • Enclosed
  • Indoors
  • Bed
  • Toilet

Improvements:

Used by:

Prisoners

Contraband:

None

Other Information:

CI Cell.png Padded Cell
Padded Cell icon.png
PW DLC small.png
Date of the last article update. Content based on The Sneezer
5/2020 | The Sneezer

Requirements:

  • Minimum Size: 2x3
    (without "Small Cells" being researched by the Lawyer)
  • Enclosed
  • Indoors
  • Bed
  • Toilet

Improvements:

  • Cell size of 6 squares
  • Cell size of 9 squares
  • Cell size of 16 squares

Used by:

Criminally Insane prisoners

Contraband:

None

Other Information:

A cell is a basic Room for holding one Prisoner. Obviously, it is one of the key parts of your prison, and you should plan to construct one for each prisoner that comes under your care. A cell is always preferable to a Holding Cell for keeping your prisoners contained, not to mention happy. A multi-inmate alternative to the cell is the Dormitory.

In the beginning, a Cell has to have a size of at least 2 x 3 squares. The Lawyer may research "Small Cells", which will remove the minimum size requirement completely. With a bed and a toilet still needed, this then makes an effective minimum size of 1 x 3.

Cell Grading[edit]

All cells and dormitories are graded on quality/luxury, on a scale 0 - 10 (shown in Logistics -> Room Quality). Better facilities will result in a higher room grading, which will have a positive effect on your inmates.

See Cell Grading for details.

Cell Block[edit]

Cells which are accessible from the same hallway or room are considered to be part of a block. In the Deployment screen, cell blocks may be used instead of individual cells to expedite assignment of Guards and security zones. Be careful how many prisoners you connect with continuous hallways as anger may be passed from one prisoner to the next causing a Riot. Breaking up blocks into smaller chunks with doors is a good way to keep prisoners manageable.

PSYCH WARD DLC Content Padded Cell[edit]

Criminally Insane prisoners can be assigned only to the padded cells and padded version of Holding Cell. Other security level prisoners aren't allowed in. Installing additional objects in this type of cell does not improve its grading.

Tips[edit]

  • Apart from affecting the cell's grading, extra objects (and maybe more of them, e.g. Pool Tables or Weights Benches) allow the prisoners to easily fulfil their needs without any other people making trouble.
    • This is helpful for all prisoners, but especially in maximum security wings, where prisoners may be locked up large parts of their days.
    • Be aware that more objects in a cell also increase the time it needs to search the cell.
  • Cells (as well as dorms) owned by a gang members are under their control. You won't be able to change the cell design in any way before you get rid of them; this includes adding objects, changing the floors or walls, and adding utilities.
  • You can assign prisoners to the cells manually by selecting a prisoner and right-clicking on the cell you want them to live in. They will move or be forced to move by guards shortly.
    • Gang members are immune to this.


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