Iowa Prison Industries (IPI) provides work training to the men and women incarcerated in Iowa's state prisons. More than 90% of the prison population will be released, and our job is to teach them skills needed to get and keep a job once they get out.
IPI programs help keep our communities safer because ex-inmates with stable jobs are less likely to commit new crimes and return to prison. Returning men and women with good job skills are also an important resource for Iowa employers, contributing to the state's economic development. IPI is 100% self-funding and receives no government appropriations.