Butcher Bay is a three level max prison, with the 'single-max' (level one) being on the surface of the planet, the 'double-max' (level two) being underground and functioning as a mining facility, with the 'triple-max' (level three) lastly being a massive storage facility where the most violent prisoners are kept, often in a state of sedation.
HierarchyTwo of the main forces or higher-ups that run Butcher Bay is head of security Abbot, and the warden Hoxie. Hoxie runs the prison with the air of a businessman, although maintaining tight control of the dealings within and without. While a pencil pusher, Hoxie is still in good physical condition, as he beat the bounty hunter Johns for attempting to help Riddick at one point with nothing more than his fists. The head guard, Abbot, is Hoxie's watchdog. He is a thug with authority behind him. Abbot and his guards seem to enjoy the power they wield over the inmates, and prisoners being beaten to within an inch of their lives for little (or no) reason is not an uncommon occurrence. However, Abbot later find Riddick to be a harder inmate to break than any of the other prisoners,
In the Double Max, the facility operates as both a high level security prison and as mining facility. The inmates have established a fighting arena, where the winner gets credits, weapons, or packets of cigarettes. The guards are not disturbed and even encourage the fights in a bid to eliminate the most dangerous prisoners. The place has no access to natural light, creating the perfect environment for Riddick to sneak in.
Riddick wanted to escape, but he failed to retrieve Abbot's keycard. When he reached Double Max, he was informed by the other inmates that Abbot rarely ventured down to Double Max. However, he would come in the event that an inmate was caught with drugs or was becoming too successful in the fight ring. Riddick opted for the fight ring (though in the actual game, the player can also choose to buy drugs), which was essentially a gladiator match that pitted two inmates against each other until one of them died. Riddick continued fighting until he found himself face-to-face with a guard named Bam. Riddick succeeded in killing Bam in the fight, drawing Abbot down after him. Abbot and four guards took Riddick into a room with no cameras, where Abbot begin to beat Riddick with a club. Riddick, after several blows, unleashed the Wrath of the Furyans. The resultant energy killed Abbot's henchmen and sent Abbot himself crashing through a large door. Riddick then proceeded to kill Abbot, taking his cardkey. Riddick worked his way down into the mines from there, meeting an inmate named Jagger Valance. Jagger formed a plan to help Riddick escape. He had Riddick retrieve and plant a bomb which would throw the guards into chaos and also open a hole to let him and Riddick get to a ship on a nearby docking bay. Riddick succeeded in planting the bomb, but was captured by several guards immediately after. While transporting Riddick in a container along with two guards the bomb detonated, causing massive damage to the mines and disabling the container. While one guard watched Riddick, the other went out into the caverns to check the damage. Riddick killed the guard watching him, then watched as subterranean creatures, drawn by the explosion, killed the other one.
After the bomb exploded, the creatures began to infest the mines, attacking the miners and the guards. As a result, a massive firefight occured between the guards and the aliens. Meanwhile, a massive evacuation began, which provided Riddick an opportunity to escape. When he finally reaches the starport, Riddick finds Jagger attempting to force a starship's door open with a screwdriver. Jagger hands the screwdriver to Riddick, who begins to open the door when Johns once again appears, knocking Jagger aside and aiming his gun at Riddick. He fails to notice the screwdriver however, and as he moves towards Riddick, Riddick stabs him in the side with it, as well as sending the gun flying towards Jagger. Riddick and Johns wrestle with over the screwdriver, both men nearly killing the other a few times, when Jagger takes a shot at Johns, grazing him but also hitting Riddick, who is hurt, but not mortally injured. As Johns and Riddick lay wounded on the floor, several guards arrive, spot the gun in Jagger Valance's hand, and promptly shoot him dead. Riddick and Johns, now on crutches, once again find themselves in Hoxie's office. Hoxie threatens to kill Johns if he tries anything else, and decides to put Riddick into the Triple Max section; cryo-storage.
This prison area is where the Warden keeps all of his most prized and dangerous convicts. Keeping them in a cryostate, dizzy and sleepy, they are allowed 2 minutes of limited exercise before being sedated and returned to their respective cryotubes by robotics.Riddick was put into cryo-sleep and brought here, waking up once every day for two minutes of mandatory exercise before a heavy sedative was administered, knocking him out. The second day, the exercise session is shared with another inmate, who appeared to be borderline catatonic. This continued for a couple of days, until Riddick finally decided to trick the machine, and laid down in the other inmate's cryotube. When the machine attempted to drop the other inmate in, Riddick tossed him back out. This threw off the administration of Riddick's sedative, who remained fully awake when the inmate's tube (now inhabited by Riddick) was put back into the storage chamber. Riddick kicked his way out of the tube, and then started to make his way out of the triple max facility. Riddick found his way to a docking pad where Johns's ship was, as well as Johns himself. Riddick knocked Johns out, then took off in the ship. Instead of heading off-world, however, Riddick crashed the ship into Hoxie's office. Riddick proceeded to jokingly ask what price he would get for Johns. Hoxie began trying to bargain for his life, but ultimately hit a switch that sealed him and his desk chair in a metal safety chamber in the upper wall, also activating two robotic body guards, called Flamingos. Riddick destroyed both with a minigun detached from the ship, then used a rocket launcher attached to one wrecked Flamingo's robotic arm to blast open the chamber with Hoxie in it, which caused him to fall to the floor. Riddick demanded the codes for Hoxie's ship, which he promptly gave up. Johns woke up at that point and asked Riddick if he had a plan to get out yet. Riddick glanced at him and merely asked, "How's your eyesight?". An alarm then sounded, and several guards ran into Hoxie's office, as Riddick (disguised as a guard) escorted Johns at gunpoint down the hall (outside of the office) toward the starport. When the guards broke into Hoxie's office, they found Hoxie taped to a chair, gagged and dressed in Riddick's cryo suit and goggles, with a rifle taped to the chair pointed at them; they immediately opened fire (believing the person to be Riddick), killing Hoxie. As Hoxie's ship powered up in the dock yard, Riddick removed the guard's helmet he was wearing as he sat in the pilot's seat, with Johns in the back as they took off and headed for space.
The area where all the guards (hacks), including Abbot live. A prisoner can sneak in here... if they've got the right stuff.
- Rust (deceased)
- Pope Joe
- Jamal Udeem
- Izz Udeem
- The Nurse
- Jagger Valance