About Express Braille

Express Braille is a service offered by the Braille Shop within Iowa Prison Industries' work training programs located at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. The Braille Shop transcribes print materials into Braille, reproduces Braille materials already transcribed and produces Brailled business cards.

Incarcerated individuals trained in the Braille Division are certified in Literary Braille, Nemeth Code (For Mathematics), Music Braille and Literary Proofreading by The Library of Congress - National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Stringent guidelines require these men and women to train for six months to over a year to receive each of these certifications.

Please visit Iowa Prison Industries' main website at www.iaprisonind.com to learn more about the Iowa Prison Industries' Braille Shop.

About Iowa Prison Industries

Iowa Prison Industries (IPI) is the job training program within the Iowa Department of Corrections, providing incarcerated individuals with the opportunity for Building Brighter Futures.

IPI’s work training programs are one of the most successful programs in reducing recidivism – the likelihood that a released individual will return to prison. Since more than 90% of Iowa’s incarcerated men and women will eventually be released, the training programs of IPI are vital to the safety and security of Iowa.

IPI is 100% self-funding and relies on the sales of our products and services to fund these valuable training programs. IPI’s programs and services are only available to purchase by governmental agencies, school districts, non-profit groups and employees of these organizations.

For more information on IPI, please visit the full IPI website at www.iaprisonind.com.

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