Comprehensive Deposit Solution for Correctional Facilities
Correctional facilities looking to create cost savings and efficiencies often will identify taking deposits as one of the areas that is both time consuming and labor intensive. This combination makes for an ideal opportunity to generate operational efficiencies and cost savings. GTL’s Deposit Systems create efficiencies when taking deposits, reduce correctional facility costs, and increase the convenience for friends and family members of inmates.
GTL offers a broad selection of products to choose from so that the right mix can be created for every correctional facility. GTL’s Deposit Systems include automated solutions like the GTL Lobby Kiosk, the interactive voice response (IVR) system, the ConnectNetwork website that allows online payments, balance inquiries and account management.
Non-automated operations are available too, such as lockbox services to handle money order and check payments. It all adds up to the right solution for correctional facilities. By taking trust, commissary, telephone, PIN debit and other payments directly from the public, correctional facilities can get out of the banking business while providing superior access to inmate friends and family members.
A Complete Deposit Solution
GTL offers a range of products and services designed to make taking deposits convenient and cost effective. This one-stop shop approach allows GTL to create a program that is customized to the needs of each correctional facility. Available solutions include:
- GTL Lobby Kiosk
- Payment Website – ConnectNetwork.com
- Automated telephone payments (IVR)
- Lockbox operation
Deposits Made Easy
GTL’s Deposit Systems are easy for correctional facilities to operate and manage. From convenient touch screen kiosks to IVR systems that are available 24/7, every detail has been thought out to ensure that transactions are processed smoothly. GTL handles maintenance and support for each of the deposit options, so the entire system can efficiently take payments without involving corrections staff.
GTL’s Deposit Systems provide an automated alternative to processes and procedures that are otherwise manual in nature. By using integrated and automated systems, most deposits are processed and applied to the correct account automatically so that corrections officers and frontline staff are not responsible for data entry. Deposits to any of GTL’s integrated solutions are updated in real time, thereby allowing deposited funds to be applied immediately.
Education Link allows inmates to take advantage of several electronic learning initiatives while monitoring and reporting each inmate’s progress so adjustments can be made, if necessary.
GTL’s feature-rich Inmate Telephone System is a turnkey solution that comes complete with all hardware and software, including the telephone network, circuits, monitoring and recording system, call-control system, secure database, telephones, workstations, printers, and associated software.
Message Link provides an electronic alternative to an otherwise inefficient and potentially tainted communication method. As contraband and cryptic messages are entering correctional facilities through an ever-rising level of creativity, Message Link provides a secure, controlled environment for inmate messaging.
Introducing GTL Genesis to a facility provides an automated alternative to manual, behind-the-bars activities. In addition, the GTL Genesis provides the opportunity to introduce new interactive technologies that help inmates manage their incarcerated time.
GTL Data IQ™ is one of the most powerful analytical packages available and enables investigators to consolidate data from multiple sources including inmate telephone calls, jail management system data, financial transactions and payment deposits, and video visitation sessions to list a few.
From intake to release, information on all aspects of an inmate’s incarcerations are maintained by the GTL Offender Management System (OMS) – including initial intake, charges, sentencing, property, housing, medical, meal planning, scheduling, and temporary release to name a few.
OMS Accounting was specifically designed to meet the needs of correctional facilities of every size. Unlike standard off-the-shelf accounting systems, OMS Accounting offers corrections institutions the exact modules that will help them complete all of their correctional facility’s accounting activities.
GTL Intake Kiosks significantly increase efficiency and reduce liability when booking inmates into facilities. Funds such as cash, credit cards, and loose coins collected at the time of booking can be automatically transferred into an offender management system or deposited according to existing processes.
GTL offers multiple options for friends and family to set up and fund telephone accounts, inmate trust accounts, or commissary accounts. This streamlines the payment process for friends and family members seeking to communicate with incarcerated loved ones or provide them with funds.
GTL’s innovative technology allows correctional facilities to streamline the release process through a suite of easy-to-use, time-saving products for returning inmate funds at the time of release.
The GTL VisitMe video visitation solution allows facilities to transition traditional in-person visitation service to a more secure on-premise or remote alternative. This highly scalable solution can help facilities improve security while reallocating staff time to more critical tasks.
VisitMe Scheduler can eliminate long queues in the visitation area by avoiding the chaos of having a high volume of concurrent visitors at the facility. In so doing, the system also minimizes staffing requirements.