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OPERATIONAL UPDATES: Please read for updates on IPI's operations (last updated 09/13/2022).

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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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 prisons, jails and organizations 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 offenders including Holiday Gift Packages and the Offender Flower Program. IPI can also produce customized packages for your organization.

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

For more information on purchasing items for your prison, jail or organization 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 2022 Holiday Gift Packages will be accepted online November 1st through November 31st (payment via credit card only) at http://canteen.iaprisonind.com.

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