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Holding Cell

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The Holding Cell is a place where

Holding Cell

your prisoners will stay when there are no private Cells available for them. A holding cell can hold an unlimited number of prisoners.

They can be used as a stop-gap measure to accommodate prisoners until proper cells are built, but should only be used as a temporary solution. When you keep the prisoners in a holding cell for too long, they will soon start to riot, and when you keep a lot of them cramped in a small space, it can easily escalate to a full-blown prison revolt.


  • Must be Indoors
  • Minimum Size 5x5
  • Toilet
  • Bench
  • Must be enclosed (behind doors and walls)
  • Do not mark the space under the door as part of the room or it will not be "enclosed"


Tips, Tricks and HintsEdit

  • A holding cell is ideal for a low cost running new prison, as it can hold many, many prisoners and is also cheaper than building mulitiple cells. Just make sure to add beds to accommodate your population
  • Make sure there are some guards stationed in your holding cell, as fights in holding cells will be frequent, and occurring, time and time again.
  • Holding cells are a good choice for continuous intake prisons, as they are easy to build and they don't cost as much as normal cells.
  • Holding cells only diminish a prisoner's privacy need, which will never hit critical so you can have 20+ prisoners in a holding cell with a low danger level so long as their other needs are met.

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