Plex Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:10am
Some efficient ways of saving money/space
I haven't checked the forums so someone else might have already posted this.
Firstly you dont need to build foundations or even walls for the staff. You can actually make a bunch of offices on the right hand side of the road and get away with it (just the desk chair and files) you can also sack the foreman and chief of security after you have finished the research in their branches.
Next up, Cell doors are a pretty big waste of money unless you cant keep your prisoners needs under control just having a fence around your prison with a solitary door and metal detector pretty much secures your prison, infact cells are inefficent as you can make massive Holding cells that fit 16+ people with the need of only 1 or 2 doors and around 2 toilets. 1 tv and 1 phonebooth so your angry prisoners can calm down while in "sleeping" hours.
solitary cells only need 2 blocks to function, 1 for the door, 1 for the prisoner
you can build fences across roads and the trucks just drive sraight though them making safe delivery pickups and garbage disposal secure. placing drains at the entrance (inside the doors) of your showers stops any water leaving the room. and Strategically placing foundation is cheaper than making massive buildings and splitting them up with walls (foundations are $10 a tile and walls are $50 so you can easily save 1000's when making massive cell blocks)
TL;DR: If you cba, just use cheats ^^

Hope this helps.
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RustedElite Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:26pm 
I usually have no problem with the money management part of the game, the grants are plenty enough to get a decent and profitable prison up and running. I can't see why so many people struggle.. I suppose you have posted some pretty hand tips but a lot of them don't appeal to me as I like to keep the game as realistic as possible. (No fences across the road, I use gates sometimes though.. etc.)
Plex May 1, 2013 @ 4:24am 
Yeah, posted these for the people that do, the only problem I have is the laundry, some prisons it works others it just don't, and it really kills the experience having fights break out over dirty clothes due to the fact I can't get janitors to do the laundry for them :(
RustedElite May 1, 2013 @ 5:49am 
Laundry is a little broken at the moment, you'll probably find it will be fixed within the next update or two.
Plex May 1, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Hope so ;)
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