Prison Industries' Central Canteen, located at the Newton Correctional
Facility, is the first state owned and operated central commissary
in the nation. The Central Canteen provides Iowa prisons, jails
and organizations with reliable canteen service. Over 1,000 products
are available through the Canteen including:
Download the Canteen Catalog [pdf, 7.1mb *note large file size]
Central Canteen also offers a variety of special programs to Iowa's
offenders including Holiday Gift Packages and the Offender Flower
Program. IPI can also produce customized packages for your organization.
Approximately 5,500 orders are filled on a weekly basis by employing
38 offenders. Since it's inception in July 2001, the Canteen has
filled over 2 million orders for the Iowa Department of Correction's
incarcerated offenders. Seven other states have toured IPI's Canteen
and have eventually opened their own Central Canteens.
For more information on purchasing items for your prison, jail
or organization from Iowa Prison Industries' Central Canteen, please
contact Justin Opfer, IPI Newton Plant Manager, by phone at 515-967-7651
or via e-mail at
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