• 133,925 Achievements Earned
  • 30,060 Players Tracked
  • 18 Total Achievements
  • 4,710 Obtainable EXP
  • 781 100% Club

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About the Game



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.

Key Features:

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.

Invest and Innovate

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

Management and Muscle

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


Detention by Design

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

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.