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Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary (or simply Wayside Max) is a prison complex referred to by multiple characters in Silent Hill: Downpour. Although it is mentioned and plays a relatively important part in the story, it is never actually seen or visited in game.

Silent Hill: Downpour

In Downpour, protagonist Murphy Pendleton is scheduled for transport to Wayside Max after he was blamed for the brutal beating of Prison Officer Frank Coleridge during a riot at Ryall State Prison, which left Frank in a vegetative state (whether or not Murphy was actually responsible for this depends upon which ending the player receives, which in turn is decided by player choices in the game).

During the start of the game, Murphy is led to a bus for transport to Wayside. However, after a small commotion which caused the driver to briefly take his eyes off of the road, the bus careened off the road, killing many and stranding the survivors in the town of Silent Hill.

It is later revealed by Anne Marie Cunningham, the daughter of Coleridge and a fellow Prison Officer, that Wayside Max was not necessarily Murphy's first transfer destination. Indeed, Anne was forced to do "sick" things (Anne's Story reveals that she had to sleep with the Warden) in order to get Murphy to Wayside, where she could exact her revenge on him. It is unknown exactly what form this revenge would have taken, although given Anne's reluctance to kill Murphy (despite clearly wanting to on several occasions) it can be inferred that she would not have murdered him, at least not immediately.

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Characters
Major Characters
Murphy Pendleton - Charlie Pendleton - Carol Pendleton - Anne Marie Cunningham - Howard Blackwood - John P. Sater - Patrick Napier - Frank Coleridge - George Sewell - Bobby Ricks - Nun
Other Characters
Sanchez - Homer - M. Koons - Bryan Handley - Ariadne Johnson - Melissa Matlan - Glen Milton - Ricky - Daniel Stephens - Chloe Zane - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - James Sunderland
Weapons
Baseball Bat - Bogeyman's Hammer - Bottle - Brick - Chair - Colt - Crowbar - Demon Statue - Double Headed Axe - Fire Axe - Fire Extinguisher - Fork - Frying Pan - Golden Gun - Golf Club - Hammer - Handle - Hand-to-Hand - Hatchet - Ladder Hook - Knife - Lamp - Meat Cleaver - Nailgun - Pickaxe - Pitchfork - Plank - Rake - Rifle - Rock - Shotgun - Shovel - Steel Pipe - Vase - Wrench - Tomahawk
Monsters
Bogeyman - Doll (Shadow) - Monocle Man - Nurse - Prisoner Juggernaut - Prisoner Minion - Pyramid Head - Screamer - Tormented Soul - Void - Wall Corpse - Weeping Bat - Wheelman
Locations
Aerial Tram Station - Centennial Building - Chastain Heights - Chastain Heights Cinema - Devil's Pit - Devil's Pitstop - Interstate Gas Station - Hardware Store - Hillside - Logan's Park - Monroe Cemetery - Overlook Penitentiary - Pearl Creek - Pearl Creek Bank - Pleasant River - Port District - Ryall State Prison - St. Maria's Monastery - Underground Subway - Toluca Lake
Terms
Trinkets - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Sidequest - Siren - Walkie-talkie - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - Welcome Sign - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Memos
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Characters
Anne Marie Cunningham - Murphy Pendleton - George Sewell - Frank Coleridge - Bobby Ricks - Howard Blackwood - John P. Sater - M. Koons - Freddie Gates - Mark Cunningham - Leonard B. Trent
Monsters
Bogeyman - Doll - Leonard B. Trent - Nurse - Prisoner Minion - Screamer - Tormented Soul - Weeping Bat - Wheelman
Locations
Centennial Building - Devil's Pit - Lakeview Hotel - Overlook Penitentiary - Room 302 (South Ashfield Heights) - Ryall State Prison - Silent Hill - Toluca Lake
Terms
Fog World - Monster - Otherworld - Real World
Creators
Tom Waltz - IDW Publishing

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