GTL Offender Management System Now Available on GSA IT Schedule 70

Simplifies procurement for federal, state, and local governments

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 13, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) today announced its award of Contract No. GS-35F-203DA by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) under GSA’s IT Federal Supply Schedule 70, one of the largest and most widely used acquisition vehicles in the government marketspace. Effective immediately all federal, state, and local government authorized users of IT Schedule 70 will be able to purchase GTL’s enterprise-class Offender Management System (OMS) at government-approved pricing.

“We are pleased to offer our customers a more efficient method for procuring our OMS solution,” said Brian Oliver, CEO of GTL. “Currently 1 out of 4 inmates housed in county and private facilities in the United States is managed by GTL OMS. In the very near future, GTL will deploy OMS in a state facility. Being available on GSA IT Schedule 70 means that correctional facilities will have ready access to a powerful contract vehicle with pre-negotiated, discounted pricing with favorable terms and conditions,” added Oliver.

GTL OMS is a comprehensive enterprise management system that manages the lifecycle of incarceration from intake through release and features a full inmate trust accounting package along with audit tools that can help measure compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards and ensure data integrity. This powerful software solution built on an open architecture platform integrates seamlessly with a wide array of systems including GTL’s inmate telephone platform, commissary ordering, facility kiosks, and tablets as well as many third-party systems that interface with fingerprint scanners, provide statewide warrants, support NCIC checks, integrate mugshots, and more.

Now that GTL OMS is available on GSA IT Schedule 70, government-operated corrections facilities may be able to achieve greater efficiency and reduce costs by following a simplified procurement process that includes terms and pricing that have been pre-negotiated by the GSA to be fair and reasonable. Flexible contracting and streamlined ordering also offer major benefits to procurement officers.

Eligible government entities – including federal, state, county, and municipal corrections facilities – may procure GTL OMS directly as may be allowed by applicable procurement regulations. According to John Lowry, GTL Senior Product Manager for OMS, “Operating under GSA IT Schedule 70 means that we can work with correctional facilities to get the system contracted and deployed faster than ever, thereby shortening the time required to bring a customer on line.”

GTL’s IT Schedule 70 award is a direct result of a complex process in which the government evaluated GTL’s professional capabilities, organizational structure, performance history, customer satisfaction record, and pricing terms and conditions among other criteria.
To further expedite government purchases, GTL has made its services available on GSA Advantage!, the government’s electronic ordering system.

For more information about the availability of GTL OMS on GSA, contact John Lowry at john.lowry@gtl.net or Bob Fragola at bob.fragola@gtl.net. Interested parties are also welcome to meet with GTL personnel in booth #407 at the American Jail Association’s 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Austin, Texas, May 22-24.

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About Global Tel*Link
GTL, a leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivers financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net. You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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The Future of Corrections Education Technology; Tablets Over Textbooks
By: Dr. Turner Nashe, Jr., Senior Vice President of Education Services at GTL

June 18, 2018

RESTON, Va., – (PR Newswire) The last few decades have brought about a rapid progression of technology, and advancements are also taking place inside prisons. Many correctional facilities have introduced inmate tablet programs to improve communication with loved ones and give inmates access to educational programs. The goals of such tablet-based initiatives are to lower recidivism rates and better prepare inmates for society after release.

Inmate tablets can be extremely effective at expanding access to education within prisons. GTL’s Inspire® tablets give inmates access to educational programs, law libraries, eBooks, and more. Tablets put a world of knowledge at an inmate’s fingertips, allowing them the opportunity to improve their digital skills and pass a high school equivalency exam, qualify for certifications, or even earn a bachelor’s degree. Beyond that, tablet technology has the potential to provide additional content for vocational training, rehabilitation programs, career building, and mental health services.

Previously, inmates had to choose from books that were available in the on-site library or whatever material their loved ones sent them. Even where family members sent books, there was a lengthy process that each book went through before it was given to the inmate. Tablets let inmates access approved eBooks within a matter of seconds.

Furthermore, this technology is beneficial to inmates and correctional facilities because of its ability to reduce unnecessary facility costs when providing education material. Facilities can save money by offering educational program access on tablets instead of having to provide costly textbooks that get worn out easily or quickly outdated.

Tablets also help build technological skills for inmates that are unfamiliar with new technologies and want to be prepared for life in the digital age. Many inmates are incarcerated for an uncertain amount of time and have no meaningful way to keep up with the rapidly evolving technology landscape. Tablets help to acquaint inmates with new ways of learning and working so they can be better equipped to participate and succeed in society after release.

Dr. Turner Nashe, Jr. is an entrepreneur, inventor, innovator, and recognized leader in building technology that facilitates delivery of educational and entertainment content to security sensitive industries such as correctional facilities, hospitals, and schools. His inventions have created innovative solutions for emerging eco-systems that are revolutionizing traditional approaches to the delivery of educational content within secure facilities. Dr. Nashe holds an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University and a B.S. in Psychology from John Carroll University.

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Payment Services

GTL’s Deposit Systems create efficiencies when taking deposits, reduce correctional facility costs, and increase the convenience for friends and family members. GTL offers a broad selection of products to choose from so that the right mix can be created for every facility.

Booking & Intake Solutions

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.

Release Solutions

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.

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Enterprise Management Solutions

Offender Management System (OMS)

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.

Inmate Accounting & Commissary

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.

Virtual Receptionist

GTL’s Facility Services Secretary allows friends and families to easily access facility information, inmate status, and other services such as court dates, release dates, facility address and directions, rules and policies, visitation information and hours, just by dialing a single toll-free number.

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Investigative & Intelligence Solutions

Call & Voice Analysis

GTL’s IQ family of call and voice analysis products offer investigators a range of options for gathering actionable intelligence to combat fraud, criminal activity, and gang and terrorist recruitment by pinpointing the location of a called party, identifying phone type, detecting calls from multiple inmates to a single called party, and identifying inmates using voiceprints.

Data Analysis

GTL’s data analysis tools include a powerful data mining and link analysis application to identify actionable intelligence critical to ensuring a facility’s safety and security. They offer the ability to take any data source for the purposes of analysis, even including the detection of mobile devices and the extraction of its data.

Intelligence & Forensic Services

GTL’s Intelligence as a Service offering is flexible enough to meet the unique demands of individual facilities. Focused on the development of actionable intelligence, analysts are trained and equipped with the tools to analyze vast amounts of raw data to provide facilities with the proverbial “needle in a haystack.” Depending on facility needs, analysts can also be equipped to provide mobile device forensic services to extract data from legally seized contraband phones, thus assisting facilities in shutting down the supply of contraband.

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Communication Solutions

Inmate Telephone Systems

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.

Inmate Messaging

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.

Visitation Management

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.

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Inmate Services

Education & Information

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.

Entertainment

Our in-pod kiosk can be configured to allow inmates to access a variety of approved multimedia applications through a secure personal device. Offerings in the GTL entertainment portfolio provide access to the largest MP3/4, video, and e-book secure library available.

In-Facility Services

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.