Badlands Department Of Corrections
The purpose of the DOC is similar to the LSPD, to help facilitate RP throughout the prison process. A large issue I had noticed when it came to prisons was that it was almost always a “RP killer”. Using a robbery for an example, the criminals would rp through all the planning and set-up of the robbery, that being getting a hostage, getting the necessary equipment, utility and forming a plan; then would rp throughout the execution of the plan during the actual robbery and if caught they would rp with the police during their arrest and processing with a lawyer but the moment they hit the prison the rp died as there was nothing to do other than wait. DOC would allow that RP to continue if the prisoner wishes. Upon arrival in Bolingbrook, the criminal would follow a guard who would talk them through the process at the prison and could converse with them about such things as what they did, what led them to committing said crime, their characters backstory and so on. The DOC guards would guide the prisoners around the prison and can reward good behaviour/RP with time reductions.
The Department of Corrections role in Los Santos is to monitor and oversee the day to day life of those coming in and out of prison. The guards main objective is to converse with prisoners and oversee that order is kept as prisoners go on about their jobs.
The DOC would be mostly separate from LSPD/BCSD/SASD/etc as they would be able to function independently. They would have the ability to revive prisoners, guards and themselves (SOPs would stop excessive/unnecessary usage).
During any criminal trials, DOC would be present to oversee the prisoner/defendant if they are being held. Depending on the outcome, the Corrections officers may be ready to transport the prisoner in the prison bus to Bolingbrook. This would open up the possibility for an attempted save which would have the regular law enforcement coordination with DOC to try defer till they can get to the prison. (Prison bus would be slow but very difficult to stop)
General Mechanic Changes
If the DOC were to grace Los Santos there would be certain changes that should come with it, for example; the prison timer should not be shown on screen, you should either have to go to a DOC to get out of jail and check time (if there is one clocked in) otherwise there would be an area to do so if there aren't any clocked in. Another change would be that you could now harm people in prison/take damage.
This mechanic would allow prison rp to stay mainly in prison. When you log into the server, you would have a cell assigned to you. Each cell would have 3 separate storages (5-10kgs each) where a prisoner could store any items. Also in the cell you may have a toilet where you could make some kind of drug using smuggled items. DoC would only be able to search cells during a cell sweep. In a cell sweep the guards would only be able to search 2 storage spots per cell. Prior to a cell being searched the prisoner may be questioned about what they may have and where they may be. If any contraband is found, then they all items, including luxuries, will be confiscated. Cell sweeps are not meant to be common and will only be done after a riot has been quelled or after an escape attempt.
A new addition to the prison would be the jobs, you would be able to complete jobs around the prison that can reward you with a small amount of commissary money (Badlands Bucks?) to spend within the prison and also reduce your time by a small amount.
Certain jobs may drop items which could be used to trade for other items like luxories, things used to make drugs or even weapons.
A standard Corrections Guard would have access to normal Patrol Officer gear but they would also be able to use the Beanbag Shotgun and the Riot Shotgun.
The beanbag shotgun would be a non lethal shotgun that incapacitates any target hit for a set time. Big intimidation factor.
The riot shotgun would only be used once prisoners have access to lethal weapons themselves.
Little mock-up of custom uniforms (Lighting is funky in model viewer)
With the implementation of DOC, it may be possible to have a character that can go into prison for life. This character could have connections with the outside world but is trapped in the prison and will always be on the run if they ever manage to escape. A lifer character would be given special treatment and almost be on the same side as the DOC as they would work together to RP with those that are just being sent to jail for a set amount of time.
This is a brief description of what I think would be a good addition for 2.0
Looking for opinions, criticisms and suggestions for all the dirty criminals