Objects are one of the Menu items located in the main menu bar along the bottom of the game. It is the fourth item from the left.
This menu consists of various objects such as furniture and fitting that can be placed within the prison. Some objects have requirements such as a connection to a utility (Electrical Cable or a Pipe) where as others require specific research to be conducted via Bureaucracy before they can be unlocked.
Objects also act as requirements for functionality of rooms.
There are two views for the Objects menu.
A minimized view which consists of the most frequently used objects and the maximized view which consists of all the objects including objects that have not yet been unlocked.
The views can be switched between by pressing the "+" or "-" button located on the bottom right of the menu.