Prison Busting

Gangster Nation Guide

Gangster Nation has a prison and if your heat builds up you will find yourself in it! If you are in prison, other gangsters can bust you out or you can bribe the guards to let you out early.


Your heat is presented as an orange bar in the stats bar. The higher your heat is the more likely you are to end up in prison after attempting a crime. Your heat will increase as you attempt crimes. As you progress through the levels your heat will increase at a faster rate after every crime. If you get thrown into prison your heat will reset back to 0%.


When you aren’t in prison yourself, you can bust out gangsters who are in prison. You gain level points for busting and you can do so every 25 seconds so it’s a very good way to earn level points and rank up fast quickly.

Busting chance

You can bust other gangsters out of prison when you aren’t in prison. The chance you have of successfully busting out another gangster is shown as a green bar under their name in the prison. The maximum chance you can have for busting is 90%.

Level points

If you fail to bust an inmate out, you receive 1 level point.

If you successfully bust an inmate out, you receive points based on the inmate’s level:

Importantly, you also receive a level point bonus while on a streak of successful busts:

This bonus continues to increase for every 5 busts your streak increases which means if you’re lucky enough to reach a high streak you can gain a lot of extra level points in a short space of time.

Wait timer

The wait timer between Prison Busting attempts is 25 seconds.


When you are in prison the only way to come out before the timer ends is by using prison bribes or being busted out by another gangster. You can get bribes by:


The Master Buster and Precision Buster accolades can be earned through busting gangsters out of prison.

Master Buster

Precision Buster