IPI Operational Updates
This page will be used to post status updates due to COVID-19 or other situations that affect our shops.
from Bob Fairfax, Director of Sales & Marketing
The IPI shops located at the Anamosa State Penitentiary and Iowa State Penitentiary have been closed since the tragic loss of life at the Anamosa prison on Tuesday, March 23rd. Both prisons have remained on restricted movement since the incident while the Iowa Department of Corrections and IPI continue reviewing safety policies and procedures.
While the IPI shops are without incarcerated associates, IPI staff is only able to complete a limited number of essential customer orders. It is our expectation that nearly all orders currently in the affected shops will be delayed until the incarcerated associates are allowed to return to their work assignments.
Shops currently closed and not accepting new orders / requests:
- Metal Furniture
- Wood Furniture (both Anamosa and Fort Madison locations)
Shops operating with limited production capacity:
- Housekeeping / Laundry
- Print / Graphic Arts
- License Plates
IPI shops located at the Mitchellville and Fort Dodge locations are expected to remain open although production may be limited; this includes our Textiles, Panels, Seating, and Plastic Bag operations.
At this time, it is unknown how long the restrictions will be in place. Our priority is ensuring the safety of the public, our employees, and the incarcerated individuals in Iowa’s prisons. We expect the return to work to occur gradually, again to ensure the safety of all involved.
IPI sales and customer service representatives will be directly contacting customers with affected orders as quickly as possible. In the meantime, feel free to contact IPI at 800-332-7922 with any questions that you have.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.