Prison Architect Second Chances Released

Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Double Eleven have released Second Chances, the fifth expansion for Prison Architect. As the title suggests, this centers on rehabilitating prisoners. Along with the add-on comes The Pen, a free add-on for all prison architects that adds new intake options and more. Second Chances for Windows, macOS, and Linux can be found on Paradox Plaza,, and Steam. The Windows edition is on Origin, there are versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and a Switch edition will arrive later this month. Here's a Release Trailer and here are some arresting details:
Launching alongside Second Chances is The Pen, a free content update available to all Prison Architect players. This update introduces Custom Intake, allowing players more flexibility with scheduling and restricting prisoner intake. Players can also initiate Narcotics Search, which has K-9 units and their handlers search for drugs using existing Shakedown or Tunnel Search options. Other additions include the Reception Quick Room, Staff Keys Policy, construct outdoor rooms, allow prisoners to use recreational facilities during free time, and additional Objects.

Prison Architect: Second Chances Key Features:

  • Return to Reform: Non-work programs, such as Animal Therapy, Meet & Greet, and Former Prisoner Classes can remove an inmate's negative traits and see improved behaviors.
  • Good Behavior: Inmates can have their sentences reduced or increased based on their actions and reoffenders can now be sent back to prison. Players will be fined for each reoffender.
  • Room for Improvement: Inmates with existing or earned work credentials can become vendors to both prisoners and visitors in inmate-run rooms, including a Bakery, Restaurant and Therapy Room.
  • Back to Society: Inmates can earn work credentials through experience partaking in different work and training programs.
  • Until June 24, Steam users can get up to 75% off the Total Lockdown bundle, including the base game, Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition, Island Bound, Going Green and Second Chances.