Jingle Cells is a free bonus prison. It follows the events of the free DLC item Santa's Sweatshop. The prison is available on PC, console, and mobile versions. This was the last bonus prison to be released before The Escapists 2.
- Kitchen (Default)
|Thruster||Fuel x1 + Lighter x1 + Metal Tube x1||None|
|Makeshift Compass||Bowl of Water x1 + Magnetized Needle x1 + Cork x1||None|
|Navigation Lighting||High Beam Flashlight x1 + Work Hat x1 + Roll of Duct Tape x1||None|
|Magnetized Needle||Needle x1 + Magnet x1||None|
|Bowl of Water||Bowl x1 + Bottle of Water x1||None|
|High Beam Flashlight||Flashlight x1 + Halogen Bulb x1||None|
|Juicy Cooked Carrots||Cook Raw Nasty Carrots in an oven||None|
You will need:
Flimsy Cutters or higher
Flimsy Pickaxe or higher (Optional)
Poster x2 (Optional)
Plastic Work Key (Optional)
Fake Vent Cover (Optional)
Screwdriver or higher (Optional)
When you first start this game, you will automatically have the Kitchen Job. Hold onto it, as it is an imperative job for one of the four items needed to be added to the sleigh. If you want, you can chip the northern wall of your cell to enable you access to the utility tunnel, then stash contraband down the right-hand side. Use a Poster to hide the hole. After lights out, you can chip through the wall after the first one too and place an additional poster there. This can serve as your gateway in and out of your cell block. Work on your stats and then seek out the first officer. This will be the person who leads rollcalls. Bring him down where possible and make a copy of his key. Take his Guard Outfit as well for yourself, and if you'd like to, take his Baton as well, in order to de-fang his attacks in the future. He may also have a Flashlight as well. You will need this later, so take it. If you need to, you can make a Plated POW Outfit by taking someone's outfit when they're down and using that. The guards won't bat an eye to you outside of your regular outfit. As such, you can armour yourself in this prison, should you need to do so. Once you have made a copy of the first officer's key, it's time to track down the third officer on the roster. This will be one of the two officers that attend all group periods, rollcall included, but does not speak. Make a copy of his key and again, take his baton to de-fang his future attacks, if you want.
Now using your guard outfit, head to the southeast of the prison, where there is a blue door. Use the outfit to get through the door and into where the guards sleep. Inside that room is a crate to the bottom-left. This holds a Cork, a component for one of the items needed to escape. Everything else in there is not relevant. Be warned that this is a restricted area. As such, make sure the coast is clear before you go inside, otherwise guards will recognise and attack you. It is ill-advised to do this at lights out, as many guards are sleeping in there at that time. Unless you have a high amount of strength and are sure you can endure their attacks, find a moment during the daytime to do this safely when the guards are on duty.
Next is the fence to the north of the prison. It is currently a holding pen for reindeer. This will need to be dealt with during lights out, so prepare a Bed Dummy in advance. Once the time is right, plant the dummy in your bed, grab your Flimsy Cutters and your Fake Fence, and then put on your guard outfit and proceed to the reindeer pen. Cut the east side of the fence to get inside (Guards are less likely to see you here. They can still see the hole however). Once through, rush to the crate in there and grab a Bowl and Bottle of Water and craft them together into a Bowl of Water first, then grab some Raw Nasty Carrots afterwards. The Red Herring is - as the name implies - a red herring. It is not needed for escaping. Once you have the bowl of water and carrots, quickly exit the pen and place your fake fence in the hole.
If there's still plenty of time in the night and you have a Screwdriver or Lightweight Cutters, you can make your move on the next area. Return to your cell and grab your screwdriver and Plastic Utility Key (And Plastic Cell Key if you don't have it already). Then head to where the gym and showers are at. There is a utility tunnel in there with a table. Stand on the table to see a vent. If you don't have a screwdriver, you will need a Fake Vent Cover here and need to use your cutters to cut through the vent, otherwise you can simply unscrew it. Whichever your approach, get into the vents (Placing either the fake vent cover or Vent Cover back down to cover your tracks) and head to the left. There will be a ladder to the roof. There are also two searchlights sweeping this roof. Avoid them and head south along a metal beam. There will also be a ladder. Climb down it, and you'll be in the garage. Inside a crate here is Fuel and a Halogen Bulb. Take both and return to the roof. You can jump off the metal beam and land on the ground down below to avoid having to go back through the vents. It should be nearing daytime now, so return to your cell before the Tower Guards show up, and wait out the rest of the night. While you wait, combine the flashlight you got from the first officer, with the halogen bulb to create a High Beam Flashlight.
The next day, take the raw nasty carrots with you to work and cook them in one of the ovens. You need to still have your kitchen job to be allowed to access the ovens. Getting into the kitchen forcefully and trying to use the ovens won't work. Once the carrots are cooked, you will be given Juicy Cooked Carrots which is a quarter of the items needed to escape. Continue your job as usual after this. As the carrots are not considered contraband, you won't have to worry about hiding them.
Now for the next part, you can do one of two things: Either take the tailor or metalshop job, or make a Plastic Work Key. If choosing the latter option, you will need to find the fifth officer on the roster. This is one of the two officers with flashlights during evening rollcall, but is not at the rollcall itself. He will be wandering around with his flashlight out. Once again, take his baton if you want, to de-fang his future attacks. If you chose to take one of the two jobs, you will need to enter the room of the job you've chosen where a crate is sitting. In the tailor job, there will be a Needle in the crate. In the metalshop job, there will be a Metal Tube, Work Hat, and Magnet. All of the four aforementioned items are crucial to your escape. Once you have the items from one crate, use the Flimsy Pickaxe to chip through the wall into the other job room and take the item(s) from the other crate. Then head back into your work room and drop the wall block back into place, before heading out of your green door. If you have the key however, you can simply walk into both rooms individually and take the crate contents.
Return to your cell to begin crafting. You're almost complete. Combine the magnet and needle to make a Magnetized Needle, and then combine that with the Bowl of Water and Cork to make a Makeshift Compass. Next, combine the Metal Tube Fuel with a Lighter to create a Thruster. Once that's done, combine the high beam flashlight, work hat, and a Roll of Duct Tape to make some Navigation Lighting. Now you have everything you need to escape. You can choose to escape at any time you like. Take the Navigation Lighting, Makeshift Compass, Thruster, and Juicy Cooked Carrots to the sleigh and attach them to it in that order. Once you use the carrots, the game will end.
There is an assortment of glitches in this prison.
- (Console) if you cut the East side of the Reindeer pen you can walk over it but can't place a fake fence cover and so you will be sent to solitary.
- (Console) Some inmates do not sleep and walk around after lights out and the guards will not care.
- (Console) Your cell is the only cell that locks at night.
- Guards will sometimes yell at you during meal-time even if you are in the canteen,
- The cell bars that are covered with bed sheets aren't displayed even though they are covered.
- (PC) when you place a fake wall, the fake wall block is invisible, and you can pass through it, the guards and inmates don't see the hole.
- (Mobile) one of the inmates will walk outside during shower period. That inmate still the random shower time quotes, but doesn’t undress or get noticed by the guards.