GTL Tablet Solutions
GTL Inspire® Tablet Solutions for Corrections
A GTL inmate tablet program is a simple yet effective and secure way to increase efficiency for facility staff while creating more ways to connect inmates with their friends and family—a true win-win for any facility.
The Inspire tablet is built to survive life in a correctional facility, having been drop-tested to military standard MIL-STD-810G, so facilities do not have to worry about continually replacing broken devices.
The Inspire tablet features five distinct security elements-network security, wireless security, operating system security, hardware security, and application security.
Inspire offers applications focused on education, entertainment, and efficiency, which keep inmates occupied and reduces inmate/officer interaction and possible violence. Inspire tablets can introduce powerful incentives for promoting positive behavior within the inmate population.
Saving Time and Money
With efficiency applications available on the Inspire tablets, inmates can make requests, submit grievances, and order commissary items without officer assistance—saving facilities time and money in reduced paperwork and officer manpower.
Building Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
With over 65,000 pieces of educational content (exercises, videos, courses, and more) available on the Inspire tablet, inmates stay busy, tackle education gaps, and prepare for a meaningful reintegration into society by learning new, relevant skills.
Offering educational opportunities to inmates can facilitate re-entry, reduce recidivism, and lessen the burden on correctional facility personnel.
Tens of thousands of pieces of credentialed education content are available to inmates through GTL’s Rehabilitative Education solution. And education has a significant impact on recidivism rates – with rates dropping from 76.6% to 13.7%, if an inmate earns an Associate degree, to 5.6% if they earn a Bachelor’s degree, and nearly 0% if they earn a Master’s degree.
GTL’s Rehabilitative Education solutions are accessible by inmates both inside a correctional facility during incarceration and in the outside world after release. This continuous education allows inmates to better transition better into the next phase of their lives, secure employment, and break the cycle of reincarceration.
Lessening the Burden
GTL’s education solution is completely digital – courses are offered on tablets, tests are taken on tablets, and scores are recorded electronically on the Learning Management System (LMS). Facilities do not have to print stacks of paper, officers do not have to sit and grade quizzes, and filing cabinets do not have to be stuffed with decades of education records.
Facilities can reduce staff involvement and expensive overhead associated with routine tasks and inmate issues by utilizing the efficiency applications included with the Inspire program.
The Commissary application puts responsibility for commissary orders in the hands of inmates, thereby reinforcing self-responsibility and reducing officer involvement. With the application, inmates can view their commissary account balance, view the items that they can and cannot order, and place their own requests.
From a standardized electronic form, inmates can choose a request type, submit a request for review, check its status, and view the outcome. Through this application, requests are automatically routed to the party responsible for responding to the request, reducing confusion and minimizing officer involvement.
Electronic grievance submittal creates accountability by tracking all grievances, their results, and the interactions between inmates and staff. Inmates file grievances (and any appeals) through the application.
Facilities can eliminate paperwork and reduce the man-hours involved in the medical sick call process by introducing inmates to the Sick Call feature on tablets, which gives inmates the ability to make medical and appointment requests through an interactive voice response (IVR) system available on the telephone platform.
Increase inmate communications with friends, family, and professional services without sacrificing control or security, all in one inclusive program.
With tablets, inmates can make calls more privately from their living quarters instead of communally at the wall phones while surrounded by other inmates. This means that no inmate or group can control the telephones, lowering the potential for inmate-on-inmate violence. Phone usage might also increase, and with all the security features of the inmate telephone system, including call monitoring and recording, this can benefit investigators
Instead of traditional letters, inmate correspondence will enter a correctional facility as email-like messages which can be reviewed, sorted, and distributed in an efficient manner. Electronic messages significantly reduce the amount of contraband introduced through the traditional mail system, and the review process can identify hidden messages more effectively.
With the Request2Call™ application, friends and family members can see when an inmate is logged into a tablet and alert the inmate when they are available to accept a call. This reduces scheduling issues and increases the opportunity for connections between inmates and their loved ones.
It might seem like a luxury to give inmates entertainment applications on a tablet. However, inmates who are occupied with games and music are less likely to cause trouble for facilities and allow officers to focus on more important tasks. All content can be tailored to conform to facility policies.
Inmates can play dozens of games, from Mahjong and Sudoku to boxing and bingo through the Game Center application.
Newsfeed delivers secure access to articles from several approved news providers, allowing inmates to keep up to date on the latest in sports, business, politics, and more. Facilities have complete control over what newsfeeds are allowed.
eBooks allows inmates to select from over 50,000 books to read at their leisure from academic, popular, and professional publishers. The application includes bookmark capabilities, so an inmate can pick up where they left off on any Inspire tablet.
Streaming Music allows inmates to search over 12 million tracks for the artists, tracks, and albums they want and listen to them repeatedly without any skip limitation.
Inmates can scan the radio dial to identify local stations with adequate reception within the facility, save stations to their Favorites menu, or manually adjust the dial and skip channels.
TV Audio allows inmates to listen to the dayroom’s television audio without having to sit close to the television, thereby reducing the potential for fights over not being able to hear the TV.
Inmates can use their Inspire tablets to watch movies approved for the corrections environment.
Education and Information Applications
Offering educational opportunities and other information to inmates can facilitate re-entry, reduce recidivism, and lessen the burden on correctional facility personnel.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Through the LMS, correctional facilities can work with local education providers to add content, track the progress of inmates, and set up virtual classrooms with specific content. Inmates can enroll in courses and/or be assigned courses as part of their sentencing.
GED Prep Modules
GED® prep modules offer engaging and comprehensive instruction in the areas of language arts, math, social studies, science, and consumer education to assist inmates in studying for a high school equivalency exam.
The offline version of Khan Academy® helps educate inmates by allowing them to study at their own pace and choose from over 20,000 practice exercises and 7,000 instructional videos on subjects such as English, history, computer programming, and economics.
Law Library Access
If a correctional facility subscribes to a law library, GTL can enable Law Library Access so that inmates can access it on their tablets.
It is sometimes necessary for a facility to provide information to inmates, from the rules and regulation handbook to visitation guidelines. The Documents application stores PDFs of all facility documents and provides a new measure of efficiency for facilities, saving money and time on printing and distribution.
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GTL Tablet Program Webinars:
Taking the mystery out of securing inmate tablets
Security protocols for tablet programs
Watch GTL’s webinar presentation to learn more about how tablets address some of the limitations of traditional inmate phones secured to walls. We’ll also educate you on how multiple layers of security are pivotal to ensuing appropriate use of tablets by inmates.
Our presenter will be Jason Marass. Jason has over 13 years of experience as an Information Technology Auditor and Security Expert. His credentials include Information Security Auditor (ISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Penetration Tester (CPT), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
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Modernizing Inmate Correspondence
Changes in the inmate communication landscape
Become a subject matter expert and learn how to modernize your agency’s inmate correspondences. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how GTL’s Inmate Messaging is the 21st-century alternative to traditional pen and paper letters. This solution provides an electronic alternative to combat the inundation of paper letters to the mail-room. It has the benefits of creating a more efficient, secure, and controlled environment for your agency and staff. Inmate Messaging’s extensive monitoring capabilities are fully configurable to an agency’s message review protocol, allowing you greater control over the content of messages, reducing the opportunities to introduce contraband into the facility, and much more.
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The GTL Learning Management System
An effective inmate education and staff training tool
Learn about the GTL Learning Management System (LMS) and how you can educate both inmates and staff efficiently using this system and the GTL tablet program together.
Our presenter will be Kelly Lindman. Kelly has extensive experience in creating and managing mobile websites and applications. She has been instrumental at GTL, managing our Inmate Services Platforms and the launch of our latest Photo and Video attachment product within Messaging. Prior to GTL she was a Product Manager for Target Corporation, launching their first iPhone and iPad apps, and growing their Cartwheel application to 14 million users.
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