BitLife has a number of mini-games, but the original (and still the best, in our opinion) is the prison break game, 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.
The prison map differs depending on whether you are in a minimum, medium, or maximum security prison. Minimum and medium security prisons have maps that are relatively easy to get through. Maximum security prisons range between hard and nearly impossible to escape from, with much, much larger maps and more twists and turns.
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 flipped, rotated, or mirrored versions 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 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 being less-than-nice to you, such as calling you a name.
You typically have a few options in situations like this. Ignore the situation to make it go away and you’ll stay out of prison. Yell back, and the situation could escalate, resulting in something that may send you to jail. Come after the person physically, though (or do whatever the most severe option in the popup is), and you 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: unlawful substances 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. Go to the activity area, pick crime, and choose any one of the given options. The more serious the offense, the higher the security and the more years behind bars you end 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 target someone in your family or a friend in school and fail, you might not get arrested. If you try to target a random individual, you will most likely get arrested, especially if the attempted action is unsuccessful.
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. Ending lives is the main thing that you have to do for this one, but you have to end more than one life. While it 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. Often you will also get this one if you only end one life.
The fifth one is Jailbird. To get this one, all that you have to do is get arrested, then escape, get arrested, then escape again, get arrested again, then escape again. Failing to escape a few times also helps. Make sure to die in prison without ending your own life.
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:
This Map is the 3×4 tiny prison break map. This is the easiest of the prison maps, so if this is the first one you got, count yourself lucky. Literally, all that you have to do to break out of this one is to trap the guard in the one possible place to trap him, as shown above.
The next 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.
5×7 Second Map
This is easily one of the tougher levels that you’re going to have to deal with. You’re going to have to lure the guard almost all the way across the perimeter of the level, and then lure him back until you get him trapped in just the right way so that you can escape.
Remember that the guard will always make the horizontal move first, and if there is no horizontal move available, the guard won’t come after you. Then you will be able to slide past the guard and make it to the exit.
This one is the 5×6 prison. Ignore the name of the YouTube video, which lists this as a 5×4 map. This is a 5×6 map.
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.
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 of two things: Like with the previous one 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.
Expand this window to see a 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.
6×6 Second Map
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.
This 5×4 map is almost as easy as the 3×4 map earlier in the article. Literally, all that you have to do with this one is to move straight out so that you can trap the guard behind the only wall that blocks his path to the exit.
Remember, the guard always wants to move horizontally first, and if the guard has no path to move to you horizontally, they won’t move at all. So take advantage of this to leave the guard marooned behind the wall and exit the map.
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.
4×4 Second Map
On the second 4×4 map, the guard seems to have the advantage, but take advantage of the horizontal aspect and the guard is easy to trap in the three-wall enclosure. Simply get them stuck there and you’ll easily be able to get out of prison and be free.
4×4 Third Map
More than any of the other 4×4 maps, this requires you to essentially lead the guard completely around the level in order to get them trapped. Luckily, though, considering the tiny floor space in this map, it doesn’t take long to trap the guard, so the back-and-forth goes by extremely quickly.
(NOTE: This guide is for the original prisons in BitLife. These are still used for minimum and medium security prisons. Click here for the maximum security prison escape guide in BitLife.)
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 gender reassignment surgery is the other one, or at least it can be. Get that done and change your name as well, 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 flipped over, so if you see one that you don’t recognize from this post, then instead try turning your phone upside down to see if you recognize it that way.