The prison was a temporary haven for the lands from The Dead. Several things don’t make sense, Though it was a residence.
In its ten-season run, The Walking Dead has moved its personalities from location to location, whenever the plot calls for it. This occurred more often in earlier seasons essentially and until the group found Alexandria late hasn’t moved since.
Before they occurred upon a seemingly abandoned prison in the first episode of season 3 after the collapse of Hershel’s farm at the end of season 2, the survivors spent on the street.
Nowadays, the Prison is remembered fondly, as many of the most beloved characters were still alive and the natives lived in harmony together, happy for the first time in a long time.
As good as the Prison times were, the place itself – like many Walking Dead sets – has some inconsistencies. Let’s explore the most noteworthy.
5 How Can The Prisoners Not Know What’s Happening For A Few Months?
Following Rick and the survivors cleared a cellblock, they deemed it safe to move in. They did not discover that they weren’t, in actuality, all alone in the deserted facility, until Hershel had a tangle using a walker.
It was disclosed that a set of rag-tag prisoners were awakened in the prison cafeteria when he got bit at the end of the season 3 premiere.
The prisoners were Andrew, and Tomas, Axel, Oscar Tiny. Soon after their debut, it was disclosed that the group of inmates did know what was occurring outside of the prison.
This was explained by the fact that they were locked by their protector and then promptly disappeared. Nonetheless, how these guys would make their way out and watch that the apocalypse raging them around just does not look sensible.
4 It Was Hand-Built And Completely Destroyed
The crew of The Walking Dead had their hands full when they were tasked with the challenge of building the West Georgia Correctional Facility – as seen in the graphic novel series – from the ground up.
They did so, and the set served as the series’ main location for about two seasons.
What’s sad is that, once the team said goodbye to the prison they called home everybody else said goodbye with them to it.
The prison set was ruined following the events in season 4, as it was needed. A good deal of work has been put to this set for it to be used for just a short time.
3 How Quickly It had been Cleared
The prison was a massive facility that was mostly undamaged when Rick and Co. discovered it in the very first episode of season 3.
People could be in there without anybody else knowing (the prisoners) and individuals could slip in without raising any alarms (Tyreese, Sasha, and Co.). Because of its size and chambers and cellblocks, the prison should have taken months to clear.
This wasn’t true for his team and Rick since they safetied the center in a matter of mere days. They did this once Lori died, clearing out the rest of the cellblocks and the death row block, but moving at a speed just isn’t realistic.
2 The Rooms That Don’t Look Like Prison Rooms
The prison obtained an upgrade. Instead of appearing cold and unwelcoming, as if failed in season, it had turned into a cozy sanctuary.
Cellblocks and their cells looked a lot more like real rooms, and places, such as the prison library, were explored.
The thing about these”new” chambers which were revealed in season 4, is that they did not look at all like they belonged in a prison.
1 The Flu
The flu that spread throughout the prison was a storyline that occurred in the early episodes of season 4. The arc was rather nonsensical and gave audiences a taste of this cluttered storyline that would overtake The Walking Dead at the Gimple Era (season 4 to season 8).
At the beginning of season 4, a few survivors started coming down with a severe illness that resulted in death and reanimation. This disease seemed to be a threat and spread across the prison.
That’s until everyone evacuated and their walls burst down. After the survivors were scattered in the jungle, the disease ceased to exist.