The Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) is a maximum/medium security institution that currently houses approximately 950 offenders. Programs are offered which provide opportunities to acquire academic and vocational skills. Through a contract through Kirkwood Community College, offenders may pursue educational opportunities to include adult literacy, earning their HiSET, or taking classes leading to an Associate of Arts degree. Iowa Prison Industries offers a variety of job skills training in its License Plates, Custom Woodworking, and Braille Transcription, Graphic Arts, Metal Furniture, Sign, Cleaning Products, Warehouse and Farming operations. ASP offenders also have the opportunity to gain apprenticeships in a variety of skills through a program recognized by the US Department of Labor. In addition to education and work skills, many offenders receive cognitive based programming from the counseling staff.