BitLife prison escape - How to get out of every jail

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the escape prison confirmation page

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the escape prison confirmation page

In BitLife, you can choose a pretty dark life instead of being a decent and normal citizen. However, committing crimes can result in prison time. Luckily, our BitLife prison escape guide will help you get out of your cell and back into the wide world of text-based simulators.

If your escape attempt fails, you could end up facing an extended prison sentence, just like in real life. As a result, you must be careful and act in a planned manner. Let's dive into our comprehensive BitLife prison escape guide.

Prison in BitLife

As you might expect, you'll end up in BitLife prison if you commit enough crimes to garner the attention of law enforcement. This can range from anything as tame as stealing your neighbour's parcels to attempting an armed bank robbery.

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the three legal representation options once arrested
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When you commit a crime, there's always a chance that you'll be arrested once it's complete. If this happens, you're given several options: attempt to flee, try to bribe the officers, insult them, or go quietly.

The chances of success by running away are reasonably low, but if you've got a lot of money in the bank and don't want to lose it through the legal process, it might be your only option. However, bear in mind that if your attempts to bribe or flee from officers fail, that's an extra charge you'll face in court.

Screenshot from BitLife, showing a guilty sentence from the in-game legal system
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Once you're arrested, the next step is to stand in front of a judge. You'll need to pick your legal representation and then enter a plea. But if it all goes against you and you end up in prison, here's how you can bust out!

How to escape prison in BitLife

If you've had enough of BitLife prison and want to try to escape early, there's a way to do it. You won't succeed every time, but in some cases, you'll end up being able to reclaim your freedom.

  • While locked up, tap the Prison menu to the left of the Age button
  • Tap the Escape option, which brings up a grid-based minigame
    • In this game, your aim is to reach the exit before the prison guard catches you. You can only make one move every turn, whereas the guard can move twice. The guard will always try to move horizontally, so your aim is to trap him in one of the grid squares so he cannot move
    • When the guard cannot move, you get to continue moving, so try and get him stuck, leaving you free to run and escape
  • If you're successful, you'll be free from prison but on the run. This means the authorities will constantly search for you, and you could be randomly captured at any point in the future

If you have successfully escaped and the law enforcement wants to catch you, you'll want to lay low. We recommend trying to leave the country first to put some distance between you and the authorities. This can sometimes backfire, as you can be arrested at the border as a fugitive. If it works, you will be free.

Once you're free, it's also a good idea to stay away from a life of crime. That's because the law will give you a much harsher sentence if you're re-arrested after escaping. Not only will you be charged for any additional crimes, but you'll also get extra years for absconding. With that in mind, it's a good idea to obey the law once you're free, getting a job that's perfectly legal.

What happens if you fail to escape prison?

While a successful BitLife escape prison minigame will set you free to continue living your life, the consequences of failure are much more serious. If the prison guard catches you during the escape, you'll be beaten and sent back to your cell. To add insult to injury, you'll get a few extra years on your sentence.

Equally, the prison escape minigame gets increasingly harder the more you try it. There are a fixed amount of grid puzzles available when trying to escape, and the more you try and fail, the tougher they'll get. Your extended sentence will also stack, so you could well end up with a lot more time in prison for trying to flee.

BitLife prison riot explained

One part of the prison in BitLife that isn't directly linked to escaping is prison riots. These are optional minigames you can participate in to wreak havoc while locked up. Generally speaking, there are no particular benefits from starting a riot, though there is a very slim chance that you can escape during one. As such, it's something you might consider in the BitLife prison escape process. Here's how to do it:

  • When locked up in Prison, navigate the menu and choose Riot
  • You'll then play a Snake-style minigame where you swipe across to build a group of prisoners ready to riot. You need to reach ten before the riot can start, dodging guards and walls while swiping
  • Once you've got up to ten prisoners, the riot will begin. You'll see guards and prisoners' sprites skirmish. More often than not, people on both sides of the battle will die
  • If you're lucky, you'll escape from prison. Otherwise, you'll likely have your sentence extended

That's everything you need to know about the BitLife prison escape process. We've gone through how to escape prison, as well as some handy tips on evading custody, and how to escape through riots. We wish you luck in your attempts to evade the BitLife authorities.

In fact, you can often end up in prison if you hang out with the BitLife Mafia. Luckily, our handy guide explains how you can navigate life as a notorious BitLife gangster. Alternatively, you could purchase BitLife God Mode to make life a whole lot easier.

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