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  • Summary: Private prisons have become the new growth industry. You will construct and run an efficient rehabilitation facility with nothing but money on your mind. There's no escaping under your watchful eye as you oversee every detail of prison life. Manage prisoner sentences from time off for goodPrivate prisons have become the new growth industry. You will construct and run an efficient rehabilitation facility with nothing but money on your mind. There's no escaping under your watchful eye as you oversee every detail of prison life. Manage prisoner sentences from time off for good behavior to rehabilitation training. Hire and control your prison staff. Set up and run prison industries. Influence prisoner morale by creating inmate activities, breaking up fights and handling gang problems. Establish your facility's reputation as the ultimate correctional institution. [ValuSoft] Expand
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  1. I really feel bad about this being so... bad. Being able to create your own security force, guard towers, exercise yards, food and punishment areas. That should be a recipe for tons of fun. However, every critical ingredient lacked what it needs to be more than average.
  2. 20
    The basic mechanic of the game, building bigger and bigger stuff, is the same as it is in just about all the other Tycoon games; it just happens that in this case you’re building things that are very disinteresting.
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  1. DarynW.
    Oct 29, 2005
    9
    Just great I love the way black prison guards only beat up white prisoners and visa versa, deathrow, padded cells, and being able to drop bad Just great I love the way black prison guards only beat up white prisoners and visa versa, deathrow, padded cells, and being able to drop bad prisoners and guards into "Hole" cells. Prisoner escapes - this game is great. Expand
  2. MIke
    Oct 30, 2005
    7
    This game wasn't as bad as you might expect: it is cute (tongue and cheek) and gives you several levels to work with. Give it a try.
  3. Feb 22, 2018
    7
    This game has gotten a bad rap in my opinion. I love it. It's far better than the other titles, that's for sure. I've played them all, and theThis game has gotten a bad rap in my opinion. I love it. It's far better than the other titles, that's for sure. I've played them all, and the original is the only one I play now. Great game. Thanks Virtual Playground. Expand
  4. EricW.
    Oct 26, 2005
    5
    The game takes a lot of time to play and the camara angles sucked.
  5. FredM.
    Oct 6, 2006
    2
    Typical shovelware, completely lacking in documentation, numerous missing features. But I guess they sold enough units to pay for a sequel, Typical shovelware, completely lacking in documentation, numerous missing features. But I guess they sold enough units to pay for a sequel, in other words the people who bought the first one paid for them to finish making the game. Expand
  6. PeterU.
    May 13, 2006
    1
    This is an old game with even worse camera tools. if it was a free on-line game it would still suck. btw: no tutorial only manual.
  7. LukeM.
    May 30, 2006
    0
    Best Game Ever!!!!

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