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Welcome Wardens!

Only the world’s most ruthless Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

Confine Customized Confinement

Allocate resources to optimize your compound, but don’t restrict the flow of the crowd lest you encounter a flood, fire, fight, or full-blown riot.

Cash Invest and Innovate

Tap federal money with grant applications and direct your funds to combat disease, gang activity, litigation, and more!

Muscle Management and Muscle

Ensure your prison is *mostly* ethical and safe with top-notch staff, including armed guards, psychologists, doctors, lawyers and snitches.

Prisoner Detention by Design

Each prisoner’s criminal history requires custom treatment programs, labor schedules, and reform workshops.

Showdown Lockdown Showdown

Attempt a high-stakes escape of your own supermax prison in Escape Mode, or try Online mode to test one of 12,000 player-created prisons. Expand your empire limitlessly in Sandbox mode.

More to build, more to play.

Get everything a warden needs to build a successful correctional facility.

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Only the best Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

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Welcome to the Rock, Wardens! Island Bound introduces more ways to build and manage your prison.

  • Island prisons
  • Ferries and helicopters
  • Air emergency services & additional security items
  • More customization options
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Your prisoners have been cleared for transfer! Cleared for Transfer introduces more rooms, privileges, and items, giving you leverage to reward good behavior and motivate reform.

  • Prison Transfer System
  • Special Privileges for prisoners
  • Custom Security Sectors
  • Room Grading
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Your prison will be more lively than ever with the arrival of the criminally insane. Lucky for you, you've got everything you need to welcome them!

  • Unpredictable inmates and behaviors
  • Additional objects, floors & wall types
  • Psychiatrists & trained Orderlies
  • Additional guard dogs
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Dive into Introversion Software's creative process and the music (composed by Alistair Lindsay) behind the world's first prison management simulator.

  • Original Digital Art Book
  • Original Soundtrack
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Only the best Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

Buy now

Welcome to the Rock, Wardens! Island Bound introduces more ways to build and manage your prison.

  • Island prisons
  • Ferries and helicopters
  • Air emergency services & additional security items
  • More customization options
Learn more
Buy now

Your prison will be more lively than ever with the arrival of the criminally insane. Lucky for you, you've got everything you need to welcome them!

  • Unpredictable inmates and behaviors
  • Additional objects, floors & wall types
  • Additional contraband
  • Psychiatrists & trained Orderlies
Learn more
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Expose your prison to a whole host of outrageous characters who will turn your prison upsidedown. Take charge of state-of-the-art prisons and plots of land to create the ultimate penitentiary!

  • 8 additional Wardens
  • 8 more prison maps
  • 8 new plots of land
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Become an inmate and try to break out of your prison!

  • Take control of a prisoner and mastermind your own escape
  • Sneak, fight, or tunnel your way to freedom
  • 27 additional collectable screenshots
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