How To Escape Every Prison and Jail in BitLife (UPDATED)

BitLife has a new mini-game added to the prison escape mechanic, in which you have to play a puzzle game to get out of prison. It used to be that getting out prison via escape was purely a game of chance, and that the chances of getting out of prison were slim to none.

However, now that there is a minigame to get out of prison, you actually have a chance at determining your own fate. It’s you, the map of the prison, the prison guard who’s out to get you, and that’s it.

Your goal is to outmaneuver the prison guard so that you can get out, and then continue your life without having to throw it away by staying in prison. We have all of the maps and solutions collected, and we are constantly monitoring for updates so that we can add more of them.

So if you get to a specific prison map and you don’t see it in this article, check to see if any of the other videos are a flipped, rotated, or mirrored version of the prison that you’re stuck on.

Read on for every walkthrough and all of the solutions for every prison escape map, so that you can get out 100% of the time, in BitLife: Life Simulator!

How To Escape Every Prison and Jail in BitLife

We have videos and text-based guides on how to escape every individual prison. Here’s what you need to know first.


  • Your favorite smartphone or tablet


  • Your skills and wits, and sense of observation to track the guard


-Be sure to take note of the dimensional size of the prison map so you can find the right video and descriptor.

-Many of the maps will appear rotated or flipped, but otherwise identical to one of the maps in the following guide.

-These aren’t the only methods of beating a prison map, but being that escape is tough, there are very few methods.

-Finally, the prison guard moves two steps for every one step that you take.

Complete BitLife Guides:

How to get arrested and thrown into jail or prison:

First, before we talk about how to get out of prison, let’s talk about how to go to prison, or jail, because there are many ways that you can find yourself locked up.

One of the most common ways, and possibly the easiest way, is to respond poorly to every pop-up decision that comes up; namely, situations where someone is harassing or attacking you verbally or physically, as these seem to come up with almost every life.

You typically have a few options in situations like this. Ignore the situation to make it go away and stay out of prison. Yell back, and the situation could escalate, resulting in something that may send you to jail. Attack the person physically, though, and you are most certainly will end up behind bars.

One of the oldest scenarios in the game is when a random person tries to hand you a bag that you don’t recognize. There are generally only two things that the bag will contain: drugs or cash, and the cash is typically ill-gotten. You can either accept the shipment and and carry it, or you can turn them down. Accept the shipment, and you are on the fast track to jail.

Next, you have situations that occur in the crime tab of your menu. You can choose various crimes, such as murder or assault; the list of possible crimes is constantly being updated with new things, so keep checking back to see what insanity the developers can come up with.

While the crime tab seems like it should be the most obvious choice, it can be difficult to pull it off sometimes. It also depends on who you target. If you try to attack someone in your family or a friend in school and fail, you might not get arrested. If you try to attack a random individual, you will most likely get arrested.

As of right now there are no careers that involve organized crime, such as joining a gang or the mob; however, if you request this enough to the developers on either Twitter or Reddit, and get other people to request the same thing, you have a very good chance of getting it added to the game.

Candywriter is famous among developers for listening to their fans and adding highly requested features, as long as they make sense in the context of the game.

Ribbons that require you to escape from Prison:

There are multiple ribbons that require you to escape from prison in order to earn them.

The first one is Cunning. This is one where being able to escape is important, but it isn’t the main thing. For this ribbon, you have to escape from prison once, and then you have to never get caught again.

The second one is Deadly. Murder is the main thing that you have to do for this one, but you have to commit more than one murder. While murder won’t always get you locked up for life, it will the vast majority of the time. So escaping from prison makes it much easier to earn this one.

The third is Houdini. For this one, escaping is the most important component of the whole deal. Housini requires you to get imprisoned, escape, get imprisoned again, escape again, get thrown in prison again, escape again, and so on and so forth.

The fourth is Scandalous, but this is probably the easiest one to do without actually escaping. You have to get locked up but not for anything serious.

Now, you know how to get to jail and prison, and you know what ribbons are influenced by escaping; here is the list of every president map in the game, and a full guide with the videos included for how to escape from every single one of these prisons.

How to escape from every prison in BitLife:

The first prison is the 5×7 or 7×5 level shown above.

This is one of the more wall-filled maps out there. The guard has three main corners to work through and one small corner separated from the main roads.

So your goal is to work around the guard and the walls, maneuver wisely so that the guard does not catch you, and then get to the exit before the guard hunts you down. It’s almost as easy to do as it sounds.

This one is the 5×4 prison – much smaller than the previous one.

Unlike the first map, this one features only four walls total. That makes it so that the guard has a lot more space to move, but that also makes it so that you have a lot of space to move.

That means that, in addition to what you see in this video, there are a variety of other routes, and other methods of manipulating the guard, that can get you out of prison.

But to keep things simple, stick to the one that you see in this video and you will get out every time.

Here we have the 5×5 prison.

This one is chock full of right angle walls and looks impossible at first because all that the guard has to do is not move, and he’ll get you every time.

But this video demonstrates how to trick the guard into getting out of the way.

Yes, there is no way that you can get out of this level just by relying on the guard to stay in the current position that they are in now.

But being that it’s fairly easy to trick the guard into doing whatever you want, this level is much easier to beat than you might think it is.

New prison escape! from r/BitLifeApp

Expand this to view the 7×4 or 4×7 prison.

This one shows a prison with only two U-shaped walls and nothing else in it. This makes it a little bit easier to escape from because you have a ton of space to work with.

This level is a good combination fo two things: Like was stated above, you have a lot of space to work with in order to escape.

But unlike some of the easier levels, you can trap the guard easier due to having a few more walls.

New escape route from r/BitLifeApp

Expand this window to see another 6×5 prison level.

This one only has three L-shaped walls and two single walls, so there is a lot of space to work with, although not quite as much as the previous one. Still, more than easy enough to trick the guard.

Compared to other levels, this one has some more walls and different wall positions than others, which makes it arguably easier to beat because you have more places to hide. All that you have to do is shoot from the shadows to win this one.

The 6×6 prison map gives a lot of room to work with. But there are also a ton of walls in here, so the guard has a lot of space to trap you. But this video walkthrough shows you how to trick the guard.

Essentially, you have to trick the guard into getting stuck behind one of the many walls on this level. Get them stuck and then play whatever side level you can think of that pops up next.

Another version of the 6×6 map but with a different layout.

This one, as you can see, has a completely absurd number of walls. Basically, you have to get the guard to chase you all over the level until they follow you to the one square that is surrounded by three walls and one opening. And you have to be super careful not to get caught in the process.

Once you finally do trap the guard there, then you have to run all the way back across the path that you came from, in such a way as to keep the guard stuck behind the wall. Then only when you close in on the entrance should the guard escape from his little enclosure.

2 prison escape routes i found from r/BitLifeApp

Two different escape routes are included here; one from a 5×4 grid and one from a 6×7 grid, which is a huge one.

That one being huge, you have plenty to do there, including invent your own routes not seen in the videos. With the smaller route (the one most parents will probably take), it will be easier to sidestep getting hit.

The above is from a 4×4 prison map.

A map with a single right angle. The right angle just happens to be where the guard is. But you can fairly easily trick the guard by imitating this video.

This 3×5 map is a nice and easy one. There is literally only one wall in the entire map. This may make it look tougher at first, compared to maps with more walls.

However, there is a simple solution. Just trick the guard into marooning himself behind the one wall, as shown in the video, and he’ll lose one step, and one step is all that you need.

On this new 4×4 map, the guard already kind of maroons himself into a three-wall enclosure. Use the guard’s ineptness to your advantage. Maneuver in such a way as to keep him in the little trap while you navigate around the bottom of the map.

So how do you stay out of prison? Two easy ways to do so. Emigrating is one of them. If you get a record in one country, then you go and move to another country, then the record won’t follow you.

Getting a sex change is the other one, or at least it can be. Change your sex and your name, and all of a sudden the government doesn’t recognize the old version of you that has done so much time.

Also, these maps often appear turned upside down or sideways, so if you see one that you don’t recognize from this post, then instead try turning your phone sideways or upside down to see if you recognize it that way.

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