Iowa Prison Industries Five Year Transition and Business Plan 2011-2015, 2011

(2001) Iowa Prison Industries Five Year Transition and Business Plan 2011-2015, 2011. Corrections, Department of

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IPI is comprised of three divisions. Private Sector funds are handed over to the General Fund. Traditional Industries and Farms funds are managed by IPI. The auditor of the state provides oversight on policies, procedures, and compliance with state law. Each year, the auditor is responsible for providing the Governor, legislature, Director of Corrections, and the public the findings of their comprehensive audits. IPI has received a clean bill of health and has not been cited for any violations in ten (10) years. IPI operates under the guidance of an advisory board, comprised of seven members. The advisory board meets at least four (4) times per year at a location of the board‟s choice, generally at a different prison each quarter. The board reviews the financials, policies, approves any new private sector ventures and offers comprehensive guidance on issues that will impact correctional industries as well as the public and local businesses. Each member serves for two (2) years and may be re-appointed. IPI has found that retaining board members has helped immensely with the continuity of transition and has afforded IPI with superb leadership and guidance. IPI is 100% self-funding. We receive no appropriations from the general fund. We hire our staff, pay their salaries, and pay the stipend of the offenders. We pay for our raw materials, equipment, and construct our buildings all from the proceeds of our sales. We operate with a revolving fund and retain any earnings at year-ends. The retained earnings are used for expansion of our work programs.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Corrections, Five Year Transition, Business Plan
Subjects: Business and industry > Economic development
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Business and industry
ID Code: 11718
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Dec 2011 17:44
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 17:44
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/11718

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