Kingpin tells the guards to release Punisher, why doesn't he simply tell them to release him instead? He says something about playing the "long game", what could be meant by this?
The way I understood it, Fisk wants to sit out his sentence. If he escapes, he will be a fugitive and the entire police force will be looking for him.
He intends for the Punisher to eliminate any competition, so that when he is finally released, he can "take over".