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

Version 1.0.3

Performance improvements
Improvements in menus to indicate bonus of objects added
Error with builders corrected
Bug correction and optimization.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.3K Ratings

11.3K Ratings

jose osnaya ,

I’m getting frustrated

So far this game is fair and fun to play looking forward to expand my prison but the only thing I hate so much while I spend $25k to built a new laundry room it takes 15 min with having 3 or 4 builders I put my phone down for a while to do things like clean or whatever around the house I come back to check on my laundry build and it says I have to pay $25k again and also wait 15 more min and I spend actual gems to built right away and it still does that please fix this because I’m in the point where I just wanna delete this app and I was looking forward to spend money. Btw just upgrade most of the things on the prison and as soon I close the app and reopened everything I worked so hard went back how it was like if I didn’t do anything gotta upgrade everything again this game is awful you developers need to fix this because it’s a waist of time putting in time and effort so when you play again it’s like you didn’t do anything I give this game a 1 star 😡

Dpolirer ,

Great game just glitchy

Let’s start off with the good things. This game is great! I personally like it because since it’s a prison, you don’t have to spend 20k on the rooms (or cells) like what is needed for the hotel game. I like that because it takes two mins to get the money to fully upgrade the cells to the max and so you have a lot of time to watch ads for money to upgrade other things around the prison. I like the graphics and everything but I’m not going to waste y’all’s time reading all that. So, what I don’t like is how glitchy it is. Don’t get me wrong, this game is playable! However, sometimes when it is loading I have to log out of the game for a min and try multiple times just to get off the front cover of the game and back to my prison. Also, again it is glitchy with time. This is because when the builders are building something and it says that it will take an hour, and I wait an hour and come back and there was no progress that was made while I was gone. That sort of upsets me a little bit. However, I remember that this game is new and so it needs improvement like every other game out there. I believe that in a couple of months, this game will finally make the full five stars!

Jmathis719 ,

Tons of Bugs

First of all, the thing that annoys me the most is that unless you force stop this game it will not proceed in the background. Even if you spend gems to hire the advisor to allow that. I emailed support regarding this issue and the answer was “just force stop it every time”. Uhhhh disappointing? Also the same issue arises with the construction of areas. If you don’t force stop, areas under construction will not go down in time or complete in the background. I would put this down at night and wake up thinking I’d made a decent chunk of change over night and... no, not a cent. My last big complaint with this game is EVERY TIME I start it up there’s a riot. Like every. Single. Time. Kind of hard to make money in Alcatraz in my workshops when my entire population is eternally in solitary confinement.

This game has a ton of potential. Even with grinding through these issues it’s been fun but the riot situation at Alcatraz it’s made the game almost pointless because you make so much more cash out of the workshops. But the workshops are as dormant as an Antarctic volcano when EVERYONE is in solitary all the time. I don’t know how my prisoners haven’t starved to death yet because they haven’t eaten in a week.


Digital Things Sociedad Limitada
440.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. No more ads! $9.99
  2. Starter offer! $4.99
  3. 500 Gems $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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