FMP: Prison cell research

To gain an insight into the size of a prison cell and what type of items you can find in one, I have began to look at images of different types of prisons (federal, juvanile, supermax, etc.)

There are a few things to consider when looking at cells, as they can be different based on the type of prison. Usually high security prison cells that house long sentance prisoners are larger than others. As the prison I am creating is just a federal prison, the average size of a cell is around 6ft by 8ft. (dimensionsifo, 2013)

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I think from these cell room images, I am going to create a smallish cell about 6ft wide by 8 or 9ft in length. This is because I don’t want too much space inside the cell, as there won’t be many assets inside the cells (Bed, table/stool combo, toilet/sink combo, shelf) and having minimal assets in a large space doesn’t look very appealing in my eyes. Most of the cells in the block will have 2 beds with some with just 1 due to maybe that convict being dangerous. Each asset will be bolted to either a wall or floor, this is so prisoners can’t damage or hide or create weapons or dangerous objects.

With the assets in the cell all being metal, I will be using the same metal hand painted texture and adding individual detail to each texture (bolts, scratches etc.) Also adding some specularity and gloss to parts as most metal can be quite reflective.


dimensionsifo, (2013). Dimensions of a Jail Cell. [online] Available at: [Accessed 3 Oct. 2014].


~ by reeceharry on October 3, 2014.

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