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Prison Management for Beginners
Prison Management for Beginners.png
Type Side Quest
Preceding Heroes and Villains
Undeath Sentence
Succeeding None
Start Ravenscar Keep
End Ravenscar Keep
Reward 5 Guild Seals
Achievement icon.pngKeeping It Real

Prison Management for Beginners is a side quest in the Traitor's Keep DLC in Fable III. It requires the player to find the five handbooks on prison management for Lieutenant Hadley, once he assumes control of Ravenscar Keep after the death of Commander Milton. The books are scattered around the prison and grounds in areas that will only become accessible once this quest has been activated and Lt. Hadley gives the Hero a master key to the prison. Once all the handbooks are delivered, the Hero decides the future of Ravenscar Keep, by either freeing the former Anti-Logan rebels, maintaining the status quo, or subjugating his/her own citizens. This is the first political decision the Hero makes since the trial with Sabine. Completion of this quest will unlock the Keeping it Real achievement.

For the locations of the books, please see Penologist's Handbook.


Lieutenant Hadley has information to give you. And most likely a problem he needs your help solving.


There are three possible conclusions as the quest ends with a choice.

  • Release Political Prisoners (Good)By your orders, Hadley will release all those who were unjustly imprisoned. That is just... so just.
  • Keep Status Quo (Neutral)By your orders, the prison will remain operational, with things... just as they were before. Hey, it worked for Logan. Err... sort of...
  • Lock Up Dissenters (Evil)By your orders, the prison will remain operational. Your agents will round up those suspected of treason or disloyalty and ship them here in secret. Classic monarch stuff, really.

Fable III Quests
Side Quests
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Relationship Quests

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Traitor's Keep Manhunt Undeath Sentence Reconstruction Prison Management for Beginners