I merely don't know how it would work, but if you showed me how 'tis done, then I shall think on hopping in, yes.
Well... I kind of see activity broken into sections. It might be hard to follow at first, but I think with practice, we can work out the kinks. I would expect a main topic, with some sub-threads. Prisoners would interact with eachother (as they would be kept in the same cell). Guards might "arrive" to interact with them, or researchers might have one or more pulled out. Activity that takes place "in private" would be in another subthread that have a beginning & an end. I could also see some interaction between the warden and other staff (perhaps, some backstabbing as well).
The trick will be maintaining the subplots, and doing our best to 1) keep track of where people are (that will be tracked in the OOC thread) and 2: keep track of timing. Prisoners will need to get used to having their conversations "interrupted", as they would be in real life - they may start something, and have it blocked or negated when a guard arrives.
Which brings up a good topic that I'll address in the OOC group also - people need to accept that they'll be coming in and out of the RP, just as they would in a real situation. Not everyone's a part of everything.
If we can get past that, then I think we'll be good :)
Perhaps, a "location based thread" where you move your character from place to place?
(I'm cross-posting this to the OOC group, btw. Please direct follow-ups to this comment HERE