Jobs

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The player can take on several jobs that allows them to advance within the game. This can be expected to include building relationships with non player characters, scavenging resources, and taking part in events that affect the game world. Sometimes these jobs are often quite difficult to complete and take some time.

There are currently 10 jobs available in the game.

Completing the quota for the work period will result in being paid. Performing additional work once the quota has been met will not result in additional money, so it is safe to leave once the quota has been met. If you have completed your quota, the guards will not come after you for being seen outside of your workroom. Exceptions to this include the jobs Janitor, Gardener, Mailman, and Library. If you have not completed your quota by the end of the block, the warden will fire you from the job.

You can apply for any vacant job at the job board; jobs except default will require a number of intellect in order to get the job. You cannot apply for any job if your Guard Heat is at 50% or above.


Pay varies depending on the job and the prison. The Janitor pays the least, followed by the Laundry, Library, Kitchen, Wood Shop, and lastly the Metal Shop.

If the job you want is taken, you can get inmates fired by distracting them from completing their quota. There are different ways of doing this, you can make them follow you if they have high enough OPN, or you can attack them. Instead of knocking them out, get them to chase you, as you'll need to knock them out multiple times in order to get them fired. If you do knock them out, steal their shirt so they'll have to go get one from their cell. You can also tie them up, but this causes their OPN to drop to zero.

Laundry[edit | edit source]

Your criminal attitude stinks, and so do your overalls! Phew! The only thing I want to smell on you inmates is the fresh scent of justice.

Take dirty outfits from the bin and place them into the washer. Once spun, take them out and put them into the clean outfit container.

The washing machines flash a yellow colour and make a noise when they have finished washing the outfit you put in.

Get Dirty Outfits from the laundry storage, put it in the laundry machine, then put the cleaned clothes into the clean laundry storage. You need to wash 10 outfits (or 6 in the Xbox One edition) to fulfill the quota.

Utility: You can smuggle unlimited number of Guard Outfits as long as you can deal with the Scanner. Use them to help with your escape or gift them to inmates for a good increase in Opinion.

Salary: $25 (Jungle Compound), $40 (Center Perks)

Kitchen[edit | edit source]

The inspectors call it hazardous, I call it ‘rustic’. A sense of taste and/or smell is not essential. Don’t worry about washing your hands.

Take uncooked food from the freezer in the kitchen and place them in the ovens. Once cooked, take them out and put them on the serving trays in the diner.

Get the Uncooked Food out of the freezer and put it into the ovens to make Cooked Food. Put the food on the cafeteria food tray. You need to put 10 cooked food to fulfill the quota.

Utility: The job gives you an access to an infinite supply of Cooked Food, which can be used to decrease fatigue by 10% or raise the opinion of other inmates by 9. Since Cooked Food is not contraband, a Contraband Pouch isn't required to smuggle it out.

Salary : $45 (Shankton State Pen and Center Perks)

Metal Shop[edit | edit source]

The automotive industry is booming! The only booming you will hear is the sound of license plates being pressed. The harder you work, the sooner I get my sporty little convertible.

Take metal sheets from the container in the metalshop and use them on the presses to create license plates. Put the finished plates in the relevant container.

Take Metals from the left metal box and use it on the press to create License plates. Put the completed license plates to the box on the right. You need to make 19 license plates to fill the quota.

Utility: This gives you access to unlimited Sheets of Metal as long as you can deal with the scanner! You can use this to create/upgrade your Shovel and create Plated Outfits for a large increase in defense. It also has the best salary from all jobs.

Intellect needed: 70 INT

Salary: $60 or $20 on console version (HMP-Irongate and Shankton State Pen), $70 (Center Perks), $30 (Banned Camp)

Janitor[edit | edit source]

Clean up your act and clean up our floors whilst you're at it! I want you to make those floors, the foundations of YOUR reform, look the best.

Collect a mop, broom, or hoe from the janitor's office and use it to remove patches of dirt you find around the prison.

Utility: Take the Tub of Bleach from the storage. Whenever an inmate is knocked out take their Inmate Outfit, make an Infirmary Overalls, and give it to inmates to raise their opinion. Alternatively, you can craft a Jar of Ink with the overalls to get a Guard Outfit.

Salary $25 (Center Perks), $20 (Elsewhere)

Mailman[edit | edit source]

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, which is why I’m asking you to do it for me. Collect mail from the mail room and deliver it to the inmates it’s addressed to.

Collect letters from the mailroom and deliver them to other inmates. You can "give" the letters to the inmates directly if you find them. You can also leave the items ON the desks, not IN : Select the mail from the inventory and click the desk to put the mail on it. Putting the mail inside the desk will do nothing. You need to deliver 7 mails to fulfill the quota. The "Task Master" in Santa's Sweatshop is a rename of this job.

Utility: Can be used to enter other inmates cells during work period without being yelled at by the guards.

Intellect needed: 50 INT

Salary: $40

Santa's Sweatshop DLC Task Master Salary: $5

Woodshop[edit | edit source]

Responsibly sourced by us, irresponsibly hammered together by you lot. Our wood shop has found quite the market for our "vintage inspired" furniture. No craftsmanship required, the prison is *NOT* responsible for splinters. Take three timbers from the container in the woodshop and craft them into furniture. Place the finished product in the furniture container.

Take 3 Timber, craft it into an Unvarnished Chair, then place it into the container. You must finish and put away 10 chairs to fulfill the quota.

Utility: This job is very useful for getting Timber.png Timber (useful tool for crafting tools and Timber Brace.png Timber_Brace), but be careful, as you will have to pass with a Contraband Pouch.png Contraband Pouch or chip a hole in the wall. This is not needed in Shankton State Pen since there is no Contraband Detector in the entrance to wood-shop. This is also useful for getting a Wooden Doll.png Wooden_Doll in Santa's Sweatshop.

You can dig tunnels in Woodshop, since you have access to timbers (needed to make supports). But beware, the guards patrol it, and if you find holes / tunnels you'll be sent to solitary.

Intellect needed: 50 INT

Salary: $55

Gardener[edit | edit source]

Grab a Hoe or a Rake from Gardening supply crate and use it to remove weeds around the prison.
New weed will always spawn somewhere else in the prison when you remove a weed, sometimes in the same spot you just removed one.

Utility: You can freely roam the prison while doing your job. You can use the Hoe as a 2/5 weapon, which is as efficient as a Comb Shiv, Toothbrush Shiv, and a Comb Blade. Note: In the prison Stlag Flucht, the guards don't patrol the area or go inside the job area, so you can use trowls or other digging tools to dig tunnels but cover the hole with the desk and be careful about metal detectors!

Salary: $10 - $30

Tailor[edit | edit source]

As a prison, we are proud of our contract with famous clothing brand 'Adidoodoo' and are determined to meet their need for high quality, hand crafted garments.

Take three pieces of fabric from the container in the tailor shop and craft them into an item of clothing. Place the finished product in the clothing container.

Take 3 Fabrics, craft it into a piece of clothing and place it in the container. You need to make 10 clothes to fulfill your quota.

Utility: You can get socks in a large quantity, which can be crafted into Sock Mace. Give them to inmates for a good opinion boost or use it as a weapon.

Intellect needed: 30 INT

Salary: $20

Deliveries[edit | edit source]

What's inside those boxes isn't of concern to you. I just want them moving UNTAMPERED to where they need to go.

Take packages from the delivery truck and place them in the relevant storage containers.

Take a package and place it in the proper container. You must to put 19 boxes in the good containers to fulfill the quota. Currently one of the jobs with the highest payout.

Available in : Stalag Flucht, San Pancho, HMP-Irongate.

Utility: The Guards do not patrol this space, allowing you to store Contraband items there (The guards of HMP-Irongate WILL patrol!). The space is also often adjacent to outside space and can be used as an easy access to outside with a Fake Wall Block or a Poster.

Intellect needed: 60 INT

Salary : $50

Library[edit | edit source]

You lot accuse the library of being understocked, but I assure you it's a 'modest' collection of the finest literary works available. Not the inane jumble of expletives and filth you rabble are used to on the outside.

Collect books from the library and deliver them to the inmates they're addressed to. You can either give it to them personally or leave it ON (not in) their cell desk. You must deliver a minimum of 7 books to fulfill the quota. You can fulfill the quota quicker if you give the books to the inmates personally (only 5 books required).

Utility: This job allows you to freely enter other inmates' cells, similarly to the Mailman job. You also can obtain infinite books for your use.

Salary : $10 (everywere)