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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.

There are currently ten 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 work room unless you have the Janitor job or Gardening. 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.

At Center Perks, job time is at 13:00 till 16:00 and then it is exercise. The pay for each job differentiates. The Janitor pays the least, followed by the Laundry, Library, Kitchen, Wood Shop, and lastly the Metal Shop.

If the job you need is taken, you can fire inmates by either making them follow you all the work period or keep knocking them out.

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.

Utility: This job is a good way to get the Guard Outfit.png Guard Outfit to help with your escape. (You'll need a Contraband Pouch.png Contraband Pouch though.) Alternatively, you can wear the guard outfit, leave the room and change back into your prison overalls.

You need to wash 10 outfits to fulfill your quota.

For some reason on the Xbox One edition, you need to wash 6 outfits to fulfill your quota.

This is the default job in the first prison.

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 chicken out of the freezer, put it into the ovens, and put it on a tray.

Utility: The only useful item available from kitchen work is 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 metal from the left box and use it on the press to create license plates. Move completed license plates to the box on the right. Both metal and license plates can be stolen.

Utility: This gives you access to unlimited sheets of metal! You can use this to create/upgrade your shovel and create plated outfits for an exponential increase in defense. It also has the best salary from all jobs. You need to make 19 license plates to fill the quota.

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 bleach from the storage. Whenever an inmate is knocked out take their clothes, make an infirmary outfit, and give it to inmates to raise their opinion. Alternatively, you can use a jar of ink on the overalls themselves 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 they will interact with you. You can also leave the items ON the desks/ (The Task Master job in Santa's Sweatshop DLC is a re-name 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.png Hoe or a 32px Rake and use it to remove weeds around the prison.
New weeds will spawn when you remove a weed, sometimes in the same spot you just removed one.
You can easily steal the Hoe.png Hoe 32px Rakewhile doing this job. This is the default job given to you in Stalag Flucht, Jungle Compound and San Pancho. This job can sometimes be disastrous, like the janitor job: there is sometimes not enough weeds to weed, meaning you can not complete your quota and will be fired as a result.

Utility: You can take the hoe and explore outside the prison without being caught. You can use the Hoe as a 2/5 weapon, which is as efficient as a Comb Shiv, Toothbrush Shiv, and a Comb Blade.

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 fabric, craft it into clothing and place it in the container. The job is available in : Stalag Flucht, Jungle Compound, San Pancho, and Fort Bamford.

Utility: You can craft Fabric.png Fabric (x3) into a Sock.png Sock or other clothing. It is especially useful in San Pancho, because you can easily chip a wall to get into the maintenance room without needing to place a Poster.

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. Currently one of the jobs with the highest payout. The job is available in : Stalag Flucht, San Pancho, HMP-Irongate.

Utility: Has a large space which can be used to store contraband items since guards don't patrol this place (exepted in HMP-Irongate).

San Pancho's delivery area is next to an outside wall, making an easy escape route.

You must to put 19 boxes in the good containers to fulfill the quota.

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 7 books to fulfill the quota.

Utility: This job allows you to go into other cells and not get caught, so it is just like the mail job. It is also an infinite source of Books for Favors.

Salary : $30