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    Anamosa State Penitentiary Tour and Employment Preparation Forum

    Date: August 16, 2018, 8:30am – 11:30am
    406 N High St, Anamosa, IA 52205
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    Anamosa State Penitentiary

    Tour and Employment Preparation Forum

    Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Time: 8:30-11:30am

    Location: 406 N High St, Anamosa, IA 52205

    Cost: FREE!!


    RSVP Deadline is Friday, August 10

    As most companies continue to struggle with finding talent to fill positions in this historically tight labor market, this is an important opportunity for you to consider re-entry citizens as an untapped pool of great talent, if given an opportunity for meaningful employment.

    Have you ever thought about what it is like to be put in prison for mistakes you made? What it would be like to serve your time in incarceration, and then prepare to have hiring doors closed in your face upon release, even though you legally paid your debt to society?  What would you do to prepare yourself while incarcerated?  Would you work to turn your life around by taking advantage of the education, life skills, and job skills offered to you?  Or would you give up and resign yourself to the fact that you will always be a criminal, and never have a shot at leading a law-abiding life with a job to support you and your family?

    On this tour of Anamosa State Penitentiary, will learn from Apprenticeship Coordinator Dane Sulentic, Warden William Sperfslage, and others professionals about the opportunities many inmates have to turn their life around while incarcerated.  You will see with your own eyes what life skills, education, and job skills programs the inmates have access to.  You will literally see the inmates putting skills to work in the manufacturing and other operations managed within the prison walls.

    What we hope you will come away with is a different perspective on people with criminal histories, an understanding that the “once a criminal, always a criminal” myth is not true for everyone, and a desire to think differently about your hiring practices in ways that will allow you consider candidates who have had a checkered past and grow your bottom line with reliable, loyal, skilled employees.

    We hope to see you there on August!


    RSVP Deadline is Friday 8/10