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Alpha 6 introduces prisoner risk categories with coloured uniforms to reflect this. Prisoners now have a criminal


Prison Architect Alpha 6

history and are classified according to perceived risk, however this is an ESTIMATE and may not be accurate - you'll still need to keep a close eye on the little darlings! We've also adjusted the prisoner intake settings to allow even more customisation of thegame.

Prisoner Categories

  • All prisoners are now classified based on their risk level - Min, Normal, or Max.
  • Prisoner uniforms are colored to reflect this: Grey, Orange and Red respectively.
  • Note: The Category of a prisoner is an ESTIMATE of their risk level, based on their convictions. However their true risk is determined by their TRAITS

Prisoner Traits, 'Rap Sheet' & Criminal History

  • All prisoners now have Bios that detail their criminal history, length of time in jail etc.
  • Click on any prisoner to review his Rap Sheet.
  • Prisoners have (internal) traits which determine if they are violent, destructive etc. These traits determine the Prisoner's likely response to their needs not being met

New Sector Categories

  • You can now set sectors to be used for MinSec or MaxSec prisoners in the deployment screen.
  • Note: This only affects prisoners cell assignment. They currently share all other rooms.
  • MaxSec or MinSec prisoners without cell space will overflow into the shared (White) sectors.
  • A Holding Cell is required as temporary housing to facilitate cell changes

Intake Control

  • You can now control the intake of new inmates from the 'Prisoners Report' screen.
  • You can choose which categories you are open to, or stop receiving any new prisoners.
  • Note: Unavailable if 'Continuous Intake' is enabled; You will receive a random mixture

Stuck Prisoners

  • Several subtle bugs have been fixed. Previously these bugs led to prisoners (and sometimes Guards) becoming stuck, shackled,

pushed into the wall, forgotten, or trapped in hospital beds. Prisoners who are trapped will now be escorted back to their cells by a guard. Note: All entities need to be healed before they will be let out the medical ward, and Prisoners need to have a cell to be taken back to.


  • There is now some variation in the physical size of prisoners. Higher Risk prisoners tend to be larger
  • Doctors will now heal injured people around them more reliably (within range 10 sq)
  • The tape measure dragging sounds will no longer play unless you are laying out construction orders
  • Building frameworks now look more 3d and cast shadows when under construction
  • Links have been added to the Main Menu to access the latest version, legal terms & conditions and buy page

Bug Fixes