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The Weights Bench is an object that reduces the Exercise need. It is required in the gymnasium, and recommended in the Yard, Common Room, and Cells.

They can also be added to cells to provide exercise for anyone on permanent lockdown.


  • Weights benches will make a yard or common room more desirable as gang turf.
  • 6 weights benches is required to improve the gymnasium room grade by 1 point.


  • In Alpha 9, icon in Objects menu was changed from weights bench to weights.
  • It appears to take up 2x1 squares, but actually is only 1x1 square.
  • You can put some weight benches in the canteen for prisoners who are done eating,