A Workman is a basic staff member responsible for constructing various objects and materials in your prison.

At the start of the game, along with some basic resources, you are given eight workmen.

Workmen cannot carry Jail Keys, and as such, guards are needed to open the routes towards Jail Door protected areas.

Tips & Tricks   Edit

  • Obviously, the more workmen you hire, the faster your construction queue gets completed. However, don't hire too many workmen! If you have a stable prison, It is nonsensical to have lots of workmen hanging around doing nothing. It is useful to hire more workmen as needed for example for building new foundations, and sack them afterwards.
  • If at least one workman gets trapped inside an area from which it can't find a route (e.g. building without doors), parts of the construction and repair will fail randomly. For this reason it is important that no workman are stuck anywhere.
  • Workmen will idle in the Storage room, Deliveries area, or Garbage area.
  • Workmen automatically repair damaged equipment - the cost of repair gets deducted from your balance automatically. Note, that it also applies to electrical equipment (e.g. Laundry Machine), which have just exploded due to water damage. Workmen start repairing them even if the floor hasn't dried yet, which might lead to additional explosions. In case of a water accident, make sure to cancel repair jobs until the area is safe again.