GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4.2 Encompassing 171 Enhancements

Continuous development enables GTL to offer best possible jail management system to the market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 27, 2017GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Offender Management System (OMS) version 5.4.2.

GTL’s OMS is the most robust facility management software on the market, due in large part to how user-suggested upgrades and changes are incorporated into every release. GTL expands the system’s capabilities while ensuring that correctional professionals have software that meets their needs. GTL holds three patents on its industry-leading OMS and has ten other patents pending.

“Each new release of OMS comes with the satisfaction of knowing that it brings great benefits to our customers,” said John Lowry, Senior Product Manager, Product Management at GTL. “Our OMS helps ease the operational and data management burden felt by correctional professionals in facilities large and small.”

This latest release includes 171 enhancements across 15 specific modules out of the 181 top level modules of OMS. One of the main enhancements was the introduction of an Enhanced Incidents module that is in addition to the standard Incidents module. Facilities can choose which module they prefer—this new module includes refined security rights, an enhanced initial disciplinary report, enhanced medical data capture for injuries sustained during an incident, and an enhanced hearing module that includes the ability to create/edit/delete/list disciplinary dockets, define capacities for dockets, and show associated charges on each docket.

Other modules enhanced in this release include:

• Active Directory – added option to choose between a secure or unsecure connection (LDAPS vs. LDAP)
• Activity Log – enhanced Notebook entries by adding location and ability to search/filter based on that data element
• Business Constraints – added application of Business Constraints to Workflow tasks, allowing agencies to validate data
• Commissary – enhanced restrictions so that inmate ordering can be limited based on dollar amounts in addition to item quantity
• Inmate Notebook – added location option to Notebook entries and the ability to search/filter on that data element
• Inmate Programs – added a new system parameter (the number of times an inmate can take a course) for Program Eligibility
• Inmate Property – enhanced the configuration of the property bin to allow the commingling of inmate property
• Inmate Requests – added the ability for agencies to limit the number of requests in a defined period
• Security Admin – added ability for login IDs to be case-sensitive or not be case-sensitive
• Transportation – enhanced classification options, specifically to indicate whether an employee is to be included as a driver
• Video Visitation – added option to choose between a secure or unsecure FTP connection (SFTP vs. FTP)

GTL customers who upgrade to version 5.4.2 will have access to these upgraded OMS features immediately. In addition, the new OMS features will be on display September 19–21, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, at the 2017 GTL User Group Training Conference.

GTL’s entire solution suite will be showcased from August 20–22 in booth 301 at the American Correctional Association’s 147th Congress of Correction in St. Louis, Missouri. GTL will also have its Technology in Motion tour vehicle on display inside the exposition hall at the ACA conference. The Technology in Motion vehicle includes the latest hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of the full range of offerings for the corrections, education, and government sectors.

To learn more about OMS or for a product demonstration, contact GTL today.

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About GTL
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers and aid in rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism rates for inmates. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 79 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 40 of the top 50, which comprise 1.8 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4.2 Encompassing 171 Enhancements

We Must Help Each Other Find Humanity

November 22, 2017

Being incarcerated is challenging, but it can be acutely challenging during the holiday season. The holidays are about being with loved ones. But for inmates and their loved ones who are apart, it takes a lot to get a feel for the holiday season.

Every correctional facility is unique, but most try and facilitate communication between inmates and their loved ones to make the holidays a little brighter for everyone. Still, inmates often report that it is the hardest time of year for them. Ahead of the holidays last year, The Chicago Tribune collected letters from inmates on what it’s like to spend the holidays incarcerated. One inmate, Marcos Gray, wrote, “We have to help one another find humanity in such a bleak circumstance.”

A Forbes article that focused on holidays while in prison quoted one inmate as saying, “As one would expect, most inmates probably feel the distance from family and friends most over the holiday; thus, in a way you can feel a layer of ’melancholy’ for lack of a better word, through the camp.” But, he went on to say, “For some inmates, most likely including myself, where it is their last Christmas away from family, there was some expression of optimism during this season, by looking forward to the next.”

Celebrating the holidays often involves communicating with loved ones, catching up on family news, and debating politics at the dinner table. GTL’s Inspire® tablet program can facilitate a version of that tradition. Through the Messaging application, inmates can send electronic messages and receive messages (and photos and videos) in return. The Newsfeed application allows inmates to remain informed about current events, politics, sports, and pop culture. And since the tablets can make phone calls, every inmate can talk with their loved ones on the holidays without having to wait for an available phone.

Correctional technology companies like GTL often focus on big picture issues like breaking the cycle of recidivism through increased education and digital literacy. Yet it is often the small but vital things that make a difference in inmates’ daily lives, such as seeing their child’s smile on Christmas morning or telling their parents that they love them. During the holidays, it is just as important for inmates to be connected to their friends and families as it is for families outside prison walls.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.