How do I create a cell block so I can search the whole block at once?

When building individual cell blocks, even if they’re inside a single wall rectangle (fence around all cells and personnel can be assigned to guard it) it doesn’t automatically count as one cell block. So when searching cells, I have to click on each cell and press search. I’d like the “search cell block” option to be useful, and yet it only searches a single cell.

How do I create a cell block from individual cells?

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  • How to fix a cell that has tunnels?
  • Where are save files located?
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    Grouping cells using a fence will not create a cell block. Each cell (room) needs to be part of the same building (foundation):

    Foundation

    See this example of how to lay out a cell block:

    Cell Block

    It is one large building with walls dividing up the space. Once you have cells in a building they will be searched when you select “search cell block”.

    More than one “cell block” can exist within the same building (foundation) if the corridors are separated with doors. (Thanks for pointing that out Rory)

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