Introversion has released a new video for the Alpha 18 update to Prison Architect which finally introduces options for wardens to rehabilitate prisoners. We can pursue 'reform programs' from therapy to education.
These voluntary programs can have wide reaching effects on the prison, such as requiring inmates to be 'qualified' for the workshop etc. as otherwise it now sits empty. Safety first!
Until now the prison workshop could almost instantly be filled with inmates churning out goods to turn a profit, but now we'll have to work a little harder ourselves.
These reform programs are largely handled automatically once their programs are activated as prisoners get assigned them, such as the workshop safety induction only taking on prisoners that are actually interested in working there. Behavioural therapy would also only take prisoners that have proven violent. Guards are now able to wield tasers.
These rehabilitation features come at a cost to the prison, both in time and money, and they're not always guaranteed success depending on the activity. We can now also access more general stats about our prisoners along with their history of success or failure in the reform programs.
Check out the Prison Architect Alpha 18 video below. A thorough breakdown of the new systems is.