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OPERATIONAL UPDATE (04-05-21): Please read an important update on IPI's operations.

IPI's products and services may be purchased only by governmental agencies, school districts, non-profit groups and employees of these organizations. 

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About IPI Detention Furnishings

Detention furnishings from Iowa Prison Industries are designed with the safety, security and durability required in correctional facilities. Browse through the different types of furniture IPI can produce for your institution; all detention furnishings will be built and priced to your exact specifications. Inquire about project-based pricing.

When you work with IPI, you will receive:

  • FREE project planning from start to finish
  • FREE product recommendations
  • FREE project bids
  • FREE design and pricing of custom items
  • FREE delivery on orders over $1,000 within Iowa

The majority of Iowa Prison Industries’ detention furnishings are produced in the Metal Shop located at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. The Anamosa Metal Shop has been in operation since 1952.

The Metal Shop fills over 1,000 orders annually with approximately fifty-five inmate employees under the supervision of four IPI staff.

Products produced by the Metal Shop include school and library furniture, office furniture, jail furniture, parks and recreation products, chairs, tables and filing cabinets. Along with stock items, the Metal Shop receives daily requests for one-of-a-kind special items and can also customize most products to meet a customer’s specific needs.

Detention furnishings

Metal Shop