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This Article is about the TV. You may be looking for the Large TV instead.

The TV is an object that prisoners and staff use to lower their comfort and recreational needs. It required power, but not a direct line. Unless placed outside which requires direct. Prisoners and staff can do other things, while watching tv.

Screen size[]

The small TV has a viewing area of 3x3 in front of it self, meaning 9 entities can use it at the same time.

Cell Grading[]

Increases the quality of the following rooms by 1 point:


If the player has events activated when playing a prison, the CEO may call and tell you that you must remove all TVs from the Common Room.


  • The Large TV was removed in Alpha 9. (It appears again in v2 Beta)
  • In beta v2, a 3x3 square before the TV also lowers the recreation need for prisoners. They can do other things, while being there.