For new beginners, start with the Center Perks prison. The first things you will need are Nunchuks, a Poster, a Fake Vent Cover, a Sturdy Shovel, a Sturdy Pickaxe, and a Guard Outfit. You will need a Nunchuks or a Whip because these are the best weapons in the game. You will need a poster to cover up any holes in walls. The fake vent cover is to put up when you screw out a vent. The Sturdy Shovel is used to dig in the ground. The Sturdy Pickaxe is to mine boulders in the ground or chipping a wall. The guard outfit is used to get around guards safely. You don't need all these items, but these items are all very useful.