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The Central Canteen, located at the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, opened in July 2001 as the first state owned and operated central commissary in the nation. The Canteen offers over 1,000 products for Iowa’s incarcerated to purchase. Sales in FY14 reached over $5 million for the first time. The Canteen is a very efficient operation, and about 40 associates in the operation fill about 1,500 orders daily.

Newton is also the location of IPI's Home Building Program, building homes for Homes for Iowa, Inc.

For more information on the Newton plant, please contact Plant Manager Justin Opfer at 641-791-9242 or justin.opfer@iowa.gov.