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Central Canteen

Iowa Prison Industries' Central Canteen, located at the Newton Correctional Facility, is the first state owned and operated central commissary in the nation. The Central Canteen provides Iowa's prisons with reliable canteen service. Over 1,000 products are available through the Canteen including:

  • Over 200 assorted food products
  • Over 300 textile products
  • Over 100 hygiene products
  • 45 clear electronics
  • 86 medical products

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IPI's Central Canteen also offers a variety of special programs to Iowa's incarcerated including Holiday Gift Packages. IPI can also produce customized packages for your organization.

Approximately 5,500 orders are filled on a weekly basis by employing 38 inmates. Since it's inception in July 2001, the Canteen has filled over 2 million orders for the Iowa Department of Correction's incarcerated individuals. Seven other states have toured IPI's Canteen and have eventually opened their own Central Canteens.

For more information on purchasing items from Iowa Prison Industries' Central Canteen, please contact Justin Opfer, IPI Newton Plant Manager, by phone at 515-725-5313 or via e-mail at justin.opfer@iowa.gov.

Orders for 2023 Holiday Gift Packages will be accepted online November 1st through November 31st (payment via credit card only) at http://canteen.iaprisonind.com. For more details, download / view the flier