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Escape Team is a DLC prison that was released on the 30th of June, 2015 and is a military prison with 4 inmates and 15 guards (soldiers in this prison). It is heavily based off of the A-Team. The escape route is a tank on the eastern part of the compound, just underneath the rollcall area (not to be confused with the golden tank monument). In order to escape, you have to craft the makeshift tank turret, the makeshift tank base, and then fire it with an item made with a lighter and a taper to make the bullet fire and destroy a reinforced concrete wall which lets you run out of the prison. Around the compound there are some green desks with a target on them. Inside the desks there are a lot of useful items such as corrugated iron and metal tubes which are essential to your escape. The inmates wear white and black striped uniforms. The guards wear soldier uniforms. The music is different in all the time periods. The music for Meal times, Gym period and Shower period is a modification of the music in the original prisons.


08:00 - 09:00 Morning Rollcall
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 13:00 Leisure / Work Period
13:00 - 14:00 Afternoon Rollcall
14:00 - 16:00 Free Period
16:00 - 17:00 Evening Meal
17:00 - 18:00 Exercise Period
18:00 - 19:00 Shower
19:00 - 22:00 Evening Free Time
22:00 - 23:00 Evening Rollcall
23:00 - 08:00 Lights Out


  • Janitor
  • Laundry
  • Woodshop
  • Deliveries

Exclusive Items

Crafting Items

Tank Items

The prison has one very specific way of escaping. As stated before, the player must repair and arm a tank to blow through a wall. After that, they will simply walk out. This can even take place during the day without the guards noticing. Escaping is mostly easy, but the tank resets when you go to sleep, so you have to keep everything and use it all in the same day. To use a part you made, select it and click on the tank. Items that go on the tank (In order requested):

Outfit Items

Gift Items

There are also unique items in the Escape Team map. Giving these items to the right inmates will increase their opinion largely. You can also give these items to guards for a small opinion boost (except Bag of Trash).


The following recipes are unique to the Escape Team map. Most of these parts will not be found anywhere else.

Result Requirements Intelligence
Makeshift Tank Turret.png Makeshift Tank Turret Makeshift Tank Barrel.png Makeshift Tank Barrel + Makeshift Tank Firing Base.png Makeshift Tank Firing Base + Roll of Duct Tape.png Roll of Duct Tape None
Makeshift Tank Barrel.png Makeshift Tank Barrel Metal Tube.png Metal Tube x2 + Roll of Duct Tape.png Roll of Duct Tape None
Makeshift Tank Firing Base.png Makeshift Tank Firing Base Corrugated Iron.png Corrugated Iron x2 + Roll of Duct Tape.png Roll of Duct Tape None
Makeshift Explosive Round.png Makeshift Explosive Round Metal Cone.png Metal Cone + Explosive Compound.png Explosive Compound None
Explosive Compound.png Explosive Compound Mixing Container.png Mixing Container + Explosive Mix.png Explosive Mix None
Explosive Mix.png Explosive Mix Charcoal.png Charcoal + Potassium.png Potassium + Fertilizer.png Fertilizer None
Makeshift Fuse.png Makeshift Fuse Lighter.png Lighter + Taper.png Taper None

Escape Plan

Before you escape you'll need some items such as...

1 Bed Dummy.

1 Lightweight Pickaxe, (sturdy would be nice too)

2 Posters.

1 Soldier Outfit.

1 Plastic Staff Key

3 Rolls of Duct Tape

1 Lighter

I.) Knock out a solider and take a Taper and a Mixing Container.

II.) Next, use the Plastic Staff Key and go into the Solider sleeping area to the North East of the shower block.

III.) Here you should see a green desk. Go and look inside, you should see some Charcoal, Grab only one.

IV.) Chip a hole in the cell wall where Cage can't see it and cover it up with a Poster.

V.) Next, wait until night time and put on your Soldier Outfit and have the Bed Dummy in the bed, after that grab your Sturdy Pickaxe and the leftover Poster.

VI.) Leave the cell replacing the Poster and head for the gardening shed.

VII.) Now chip a hole in the wall and cover it up with a poster.

VIII.) Take one bag of Fertilizer, take the poster and cover up the hole with a Wall Block.

IX.) Next, go down to the South East corner of the prison.

X.) Chip a hole in the wall to the left of the sealed off room with the green desk.

XI.) Once inside, go around to the right side of the sealed room, then chip a hole in the wall below above the crate.

XII.) As you can see... you still can't enter. So, chip the wall below the wall you just chipped.

XIII.) Now take one Potassium and go to the metal shed.

XV.) Use the Plastic Staff Key to enter and take two of each the Metal Tube and the Corrugated Iron and one Metal Cone.

XVI.) Return to your cell and craft a Makeshift Fuse, Makeshift Explosive Round, and the Makeshift Tank Turret. (See above for crafting.)

XVII.) Spawn a Lockdown by beating up guards.

-Negative Two Gaming