GTL Tablet Solutions

Transforming Correctional Facilities through Technology

​GTL Inspire inmate tablets have revolutionized the corrections space—both behind the bars and in administrative areas. Deployed in facilities across the country, tablets offer more than just entertainment. They can help modify behavior, enable communication, and increase facility security, control, and operational efficiencies.​


GTL Inspire tablets provide a complete communication, entertainment, efficiency, and education solution to correctional facilities. Tablets help calm the corrections environment, resulting in an inmate population that is more tranquil, less anxious, and less aggressive. Tablets allow inmates to take on responsibility, such as submitting requests and filing electronic grievances, and allow facilities to focus on operational efficiencies instead of paper forms.​

Inspire tablets offer inmates higher levels of educational opportunities and communication with loved ones, which have been shown to have positive effects on reducing the recidivism rate. ​

Inspire can help prepare inmates for life after release, increasing the likelihood that they will become contributing members of society.​

Inmate Services

    Paperless and customizable solutions save staff time, eliminate human error, and expedite processes. ​
  • VIDEO VISITS, PHONE CALLS, AND MESSAGING (including photo and video attachments)​
    Communication options provide productive and innovative ways for inmates to stay connected with friends and family.
    Educational videos, exercises, courses, and more help inmates transition into the next phase of their lives, secure employment, and break the cycle of reincarceration. ​
    The Learning Management System features content designed to help inmates prepare for work and relationships on the outside.
    Games, music, movies, newsfeed, books, and more reduce stress and keep inmates engaged.​
    Electronic law library provides access to research material while reducing inmate movement around the facility.​
    Tens of thousands of eBooks with titles covering fiction, religion, addiction, recovery, and more.

The Inspire Tablet Difference

    Inspire offers both free and premium content for inmates on flexible payment models.
    Inspire tablets have a multi-layered security architecture that allows for inmates to access locked-down content without navigating to tablet settings or the Internet.
    At the heart of the Inspire tablet’s network security is GTL Gatekeeper – a full fea­tured security access control software.​

    Inspire uses a highly-secure, customized Android operating system that has been modified to permanently remove features that could present potential security risks. Inmates have no access to core device settings other than volume, rotation, and brightness control.​
    Inspire tablets offer multiple unique charging methods, including wireless charging, to ensure that they are always ready for use. ​
    Inspire tablets help facilities go paperless and automate costly processes such as grievances, requests, and commissary ordering.​

Facility and Inmate Benefits

    Inspire adds a valuable touch point to the GTL communications platform, offering new insight into inmate activity.
    Inspire reduces the opportunity to distribute contraband and improves facility security by reducing the need for inmate movement.
    Inspire helps automate repetitive high-cost administrative tasks, allowing staff more time to focus on what’s important – security and control.
    Facilities that have deployed tablets have noted decreases in inmate-on-inmate violence, inmate-on-staff assaults, and behavior code violations.
    When inmates use Inspire tablets, they regain small, safe areas of choice and responsibility, which promotes positive behavior, has a calming effect on inmate social dynamics, and reduces overall risk for staff.​
    Inspire settles the corrections environment by helping inmates turn long stretches of idle, negative time into active, engaging, and constructive time.​
    Access to increased communication and educational opportunities are proven methods for reducing recidivism rates and enabling more successful re-entry into society.​



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GTL Tablet Solutions

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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Vinnie Mascarenhas


Payment & Deposit Solutions

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.