Will you be able to control a prison and become a prison tycoon?

Hold the reins of the business and become rich reforming prisoners around the world.

Start running a small low-security prison and work hard to make your reputation grow. Improve every detail and turn your modest jail into a high-security prison with the most dangerous inmates under control.

Deal with the needs of your facilities and take the proper decisions to expand your business with no internal conflicts. Enlarge the prison yard, customize the administration department, provide security equipment to the guards, or even improve the cells’ ventilation. Every single choice will have an impact on your penitentiary. Invest your idle money intelligently.


Prisoners have indicators of personal qualities that you should administer to avoid riots and escape plans. Upgrade their cells, or add better beds and increase their comfort; buy some bookshelves, build a basketball court, or install some telephone booths to keep them entertained; spend your profits in have a better kitchen and better meals so you will have well-nourished inmates; keep the facilities clean and get new showers to maintain good hygiene.


Your prison will need an efficient working team. Study the situation and hire or fire workers depending on your workflow and your growth strategy. Employ kitchen personnel, doctors, builders, janitors or guards, as well as office workers. Each department will cover basic needs in your business, and you should manage your team wisely to make your jail profitable.


Inmates and staff need a great manager with a good vision for development. Improve and upgrade the staff departments to have better working conditions: maintenance room, offices, kitchen, infirmary, laundry room, or the security quarter. Don’t forget about prisoners: upgrade their showers, the prison yard, open new sectors, add cell modules, improve the visiting room and the canteen. Take charge of the water and electricity supplies and make your penitentiary more comfortable.

Maintain a good reputation by controlling riots and fighting. Run your prison wisely to keep your convicts happy and provide good protection equipment to your guards. Be aware of dangerous captives that could try to escape and use the isolation cell if necessary.


Earn money and make idle profits thanks to the reformation of prisoners. The government and society will be proud of you! Make your reputation grow thanks to your business strategy and receive offers to run bigger prisons.

If you like management and idle games, you will enjoy Prison Empire Tycoon! A casual easy-to-play game where strategic decisions have to be taken to grow a prison business with profitable results. Improve your empire starting from a small and modest jail and unlock visible progress in your premises. Transform your small business into the best high-security prison in the world and become the best prison manager around the world!

What’s New


Minor bug fixes, and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
55.3K Ratings

55.3K Ratings

Catawba Claw ,

Amazing idle, challenging, fast paced.

The word challenging is a word I’ve ever used in describing an idle. Real goals real strategy real consequences for not completing said goals. This is not just leveling up with money you that will come to you over time, it’s a balancing act where each decision you make plays into the story and the story here is more than just a plot. Money is tight right now and I don’t have tons of cash to use on a game and that will change in time and the reason I mention this is for a point I have never ever spent one penny on an idle not because they aren’t worth spending cash on but because I get bored quickly with non fighting idles it’s level up come back later level up with cash that you are guaranteed to make this is not that kind of game. The skill involved with so many variables should absolutely hold my interest. This is an idle masterpiece and if you get bored quickly on idles for the same reasons I do no worries here this game begs for continued play. This game is alive, engaging and it will be a different gaming experience for each person who plays. Download and prepare yourself for the idle experience that you didn’t think was possible. I want more from these developers and I’ll be on the lookout for whatever they put out.

Bfw00000000000006 ,

Love the game...

Updated review: they seem to have fixed the issue mentioned below pretty quickly! I still LOVE the game. I’m sad I missed out on so much of iron fortress, however, I’m grateful to have my game back! There are still a few bugs that need to be fixed but nothing that affects the gameplay too much. I enjoy it, it’s technically not an “idle” game you can only collect one hour outside of the game unless you pay for more.

Old review: Well, I LOVED this game before yesterday. Yesterday the app started crashing. I can’t even get it open up. The loading screen crashes. Otherwise I’d give this game a 4/5 stars. But the fact that one update ago I was able to play and now it’s completely broken and has yet to be addressed or fixed is ridiculous. I give it a 1 star because I cannot give it a zero star or else I would. I’ve tried updating my phone, didn’t work. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, didn’t work. I force closed all my background apps, still didn’t work. It’s definitely not on my end. I’m hoping this gets to someone because the link to report issues with the game is broken. The link goes to “error 404” page...

Goldy1308 ,

Not good enough for the wait

Let’s start with the good. I began playing this game because it was advertised to me frequently and I wanted the ads to go away. I started playing causally and the first prison was pretty well paced and, with the help of watching ads to give you boosts in the game, I was able to get through it quickly. It was fun while it lasted.
As for the bad parts of this game, I find the idea of running a prison and making money off inmates to be glorified in a mobile app somewhat wrong. The more I played, the more I didn’t like the idea. Whenever I open my game, I had instant prison riots as if the prisoners couldn’t help themselves and had to riot at every opportunity. I think there should be a cool down on riots every 24 hours because it’s not a good look. Finally, the most flawed part about the gameplay was how slow it is the further you go. The prison I’m on now has been fully upgraded for weeks and I still haven’t met my prisoner quota for a new one. If you wanted to keep me playing, I would extend the one hour afk timer. I can’t imagine checking my phone every hour of the day just to close it because my prison is fully upgraded and I can’t progress in an interactive way. It’s scummy for the game to set the timer so low and put a better timer behind a paywall. For all these reasons, I will be uninstalling.

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