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Staff members are an imperative type of entity that must be hired in order for your prison to function correctly.

There are many different types of staff members that can be hired - all of which provide a specific function for your prison's daily operation.

Staff member types can be categorised into five different groups, which are defined below.

TYPE DESCRIPTION
Administrator Fundamental figure heads of a certain department of your prison, e.g. security, maintenance, that conduct multiple forms of research, from an office, to unlock new features for your prison.
Security Staff members responsible for the maintenance of social order and peacekeeping.
Maintenance Staff members responsible for the construction and maintenance of a well-structured, aesthetically pleasing prison facility.
Utility Staff members with specific skill-sets that provide a unique service for your prison's population.
External Uniquely skilled staff members that cannot be hired into your prison, but are externally employed and arrive at your prison from the outside world.
Emergency Trained and uniquely skilled staff members that can be instantly called-in, in the event of a prison emergency.

Administrators

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Warden The senior administrator and grand overseer of your prison. Required before you can research and hire advanced staff members.
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Chief The head of prison security who provides the danger level report and gives access to surveillance, covert intelligence, deployment and various other security-related features.
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Foreman Presides over general maintenance of the prison, and manages prison labour. Grants access to grounds keeping, cleaning and prison labour mostly.
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Accountant Manages prison finances, grants, contracts and deeds. Provides the finances report.
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Psychologist An advanced staff member who has expertise in prisoner psychology and rehabilitation.
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Lawyer An advanced staff member who presides over the legalities of running a prison, and allows the possibility of housing death row inmates.

Security

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Guards Undeniably the most important security staff member responsible for a broad list of duties - mainly the policing of prison inmates.
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Armed Guards A potentially deadly security staff member armed with a shotgun, capable of suppressing the most dangerous prisoners and keeping inmates in line.
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Dog Handlers Skilled security staff members who are accompanied by a canine companion. Imperative in preventing prisoner escapes and the smuggling of scented contraband.
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Snipers Expertly trained, deadly marksmen armed with sniper rifles who keep a watchful eye over large areas of your facility.

Maintenance

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Workman Imperative construction workers that are required for the creation and general maintenance of any facility. Responsible for a wide list of housekeeping duties.
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Janitors Staff members required to maintain a clean internal environment. Also responsible for prison laundry services.
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Gardeners Staff members required to maintain a tidy external environment and general grounds-keeping.

Utility

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Cooks Skilled staff members responsible for the preparation of meals for prisoners to eat.
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Doctors Trained staff members and medical professionals responsible for the treatment of the sick and injured.

External

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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National Guard Extremely deadly, efficient and well-trained soldiers that will restore order to prisons in states of insurgence.
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Teacher Trained external staff members who come in to teach educational programs to inmates.

Emergency

IMAGE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Riot Guard Tough, well-armoured emergency units which provide backup and support to quell rioting inmates.
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Firemen Advanced and trained personnel with the capabilities to extinguish and incapacitate active fires.
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Paramedics Trained staff members able to provide treatment for the sick and injured.
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