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Private Sector Work Program

Under the guidance of the U.S. Bureau of Justice, Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) and per Iowa Code 904.801 through 904.815, the State of Iowa is certified to provide inmates for private business, providing the business meets state and federal guidelines.

To be eligible for this program, offenders must be scheduled for release within three years. Iowa offenders earn a prevailing wage, at least 80% of which goes to the State for payment of taxes, child support, restitution, victims’ compensation and room and board.

The private employer provides all training and in many cases have offered jobs to the offenders upon release.

If your business is interested in utilizing offender labor via the Private Sector program, please contact Dan Clark at 515-725-5705 or dan.clark@iowa.gov to learn more about the guidelines your business must meet. Private Sector programs can be set up at or near the majority of Iowa's prisons.

For more information on this program, contact Dan Clark at 515-725-5705 or dan.clark@iowa.gov.