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Nov2017
GTL Intelligence Analysts Leverage GTL Data IQ to Assist in Identification of Homicide Suspect Analysts identified suspect based on phone and financial transaction connections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – November 15, 2017 – GTL,announced today that its link analysis application, GTL Data IQ, has ... Read More

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Oct2017
Inmates can remain knowledgeable about world events with a secure application on the patented, best-in-industry Inspire® tablet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 23, 2017 – GTL,oday announced that inmates can now keep up to date on world events through the latest Inspire® inmate ... Read More

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Oct2017
Presentations by GTL speakers will highlight the key benefits being delivered by tablet technology and education in correctional facilities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 17, 2017 – GTL,today announced its participation at the prestigious International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. ... Read More

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Oct2017
Third major release of OMS in 2017 brings almost 500 enhancements to customers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 16, 2017 – GTL,today announced the release of the next version of its Offender Management System (OMS)—version 5.5—in a continuing effort to improve efficiency and ... Read More

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Oct2017
Customer exposure is doubling with the launch of a second mobile briefing center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 9, 2017 – GTL,today announced the debut of a second Technology in Motion motor coach, expanding an already successful nationwide bus tour. “In April of this year, ... Read More

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Sep2017
Industry-first feature allows friends and family members to see an inmate’s “status,” enabling more frequent communication and lowering recidivism rates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – September 26, 2017 – GTL, today announced the release of Request2Call™, an industry-first feature that allows an inmate’s friends and family members ... Read More

09

Sep2017
GTL helps connect customers in South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Irma by providing free phone calls. September 9, 2017 Inmates in areas affected by Hurricane Irma will be provided free five-minute calls through September 12. This will help those incarcerated in potentially impacted states and territories – and ... Read More

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Sep2017
GTL helps connect customers in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey by providing free phone calls through the Labor Day holiday. September 2, 2017 GTL will provide free five-minute calls to inmates at the Galveston, Gonzales, Karnes, Montgomery, Orange and Rusk county correctional facilities through September 4. This will help those incarcerated in ... Read More

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Aug2017
Mobile briefing program reaches major milestone at recent industry conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 30, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced that more than 2,000 visitors have ... Read More

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Aug2017
New addition to patented voice biometric able to search and detect an inmate voice throughout entire enterprise of stored recordings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 29, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions ... Read More

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Aug2017
Underscores commitment to promote and enhance programs that put inmates on a path towards personal achievement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 15, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced ... Read More

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Aug2017
ConnectNetwork mobile applications have direct influence on stopping contraband from entering correctional facilities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 11, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has ... Read More

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Aug2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 1, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the acquisition of Telmate, a leading provider of secure corrections and community corrections solutions including ... Read More

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Jul2017
Continuous development enables GTL to offer best possible jail management system to the market FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 27, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the ... Read More

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Jul2017
GTL to request restart of patent infringement litigation against Securus Technologies in Texas federal court and will seek trial for injunction and $100M in damages FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 20, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating ... Read More

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Jul2017
Cutting-edge, industry-leading technology drives customer demand for GTL products FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 12, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the expansion of its Production and Logistics ... Read More

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Jul2017
Resolving contraband cell phones in prisons is a matter of public safety Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 10, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, encourages the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ... Read More

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Jul2017
Proprietary VR headset and educational content bring real world experiences to inmates Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 10, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has ... Read More

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Jun2017
TV Audio and FM Radio applications available on Inspire tablets promote a quieter, calmer, and more controlled environment within correctional facilities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 27, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, ... Read More

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Jun2017
System geared toward saving taxpayer dollars and increasing education for state’s correctional officers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 22, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced ... Read More

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Jun2017
Newly added features and increased functionality make GTL Inspire the most advanced inmate tablet available in the corrections market FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 20, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment ... Read More

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Jun2017
Facilities, agencies, staff, and offenders can now benefit from GTL education solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 15, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, ... Read More

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Jun2017
Court recognizes shortcomings of FCC rate caps and FCC jurisdictional oversteps FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 13, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, commends the U.S. Court of Appeals on its ... Read More

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May2017
Latest release of OMS includes nearly 200 enhancements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 30, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Offender Management ... Read More

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May2017
Longest running U.S. correctional digital education platform on tablets, has delivered over 100,000 eBooks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 4, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has delivered more than 100,000 ... Read More

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May2017
Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finds a reasonable likelihood GTL would prevail in demonstrating that all claims for Securus’ Correctional Technology patents are invalid FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 3, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions ... Read More

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Apr2017
Inmates can now purchase a subscription with access to over 40,000 downloadable eBooks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 17, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced it is now offering eBooks subscription options through ... Read More

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Apr2017
GTL is proud to underwrite and support a forward-thinking WADOC initiative to empower inmates released back into their communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 12, 2017 – GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that a program ... Read More

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Apr2017
Technology-packed demo bus brings innovation directly to customers, showcasing solutions optimized for the corrections, government, and education sectors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 10, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the launch of ... Read More

04

Apr2017
Bolstering GTL’s industry leading portfolio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 4, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has acquired a portfolio of telecommunications, messaging, and inmate visitation patents from Verizon Patent ... Read More

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Mar2017
Latest patent highlights GTL innovation and sets stage for GTL patent growth in 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 27, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that the USPTO issued U.S. Patent No. ... Read More

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Mar2017
GTL alleges Securus uses GTL technology related to wireless services, voice messaging and voice biometrics; Latest action builds upon pending infringement suits implicating Securus’ core SCP Platform and a range of new services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 21, 2017 – GTL , an innovation ... Read More

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Mar2017
Expanded friends and family service portfolio increases ease of use and frequency of contact with inmates by adding a photo attachment option to ConnectNetwork’s free downloadable mobile applications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 20, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and ... Read More

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Mar2017
Co-founders of IDS, GTL’s education services subsidiary, invest back into local program that proves educating inmates can reduce recidivism rates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 13, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today proudly shares that ... Read More

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Mar2017
GTL’s continued investment in building products designed to endure the rigor of a corrections environment separates company from competitors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 8, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that the ... Read More

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Feb2017
State of Arizona USF Update

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Feb2017
GTL will now have an industry-leading focus on reducing recidivism rates by providing expansive educational opportunities to inmates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – February 23, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has acquired ... Read More

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Feb2017
Encrypting data at rest adds another security layer to guard against data breaches FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – February 8, 2017 – GTL the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced that by early 2017, all ... Read More

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Jan2017
New version of corrections-grade tablet offering enhanced performance and features now available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 23, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Inspire® 1.5 (TG701), an enhanced inmate-use tablet ... Read More

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Jan2017
Enhancements enable administrative access from any mobile device, improved functionality, and tighter security FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 18, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced a major release of its industry-leading centralized inmate calling ... Read More

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Jan2017
Respected market leader further strengthens executive staff entering 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 16, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that Jonathan (Jon) B. Walker was recently brought on board to serve as ... Read More

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Jan2017
Major investment in technology by industry leader is catalyst for record number of inmate phone calls and new product introductions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 11, 2017 – GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced a range ... Read More

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Dec2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – December 23, 2016 – Background: Following is a statement by GTL CEO, Brian Oliver honoring the laudable actions this week of Pulaski County, Indiana Sheriff Jeff Richwine and the 11 deputies who rescued a three-year old child and her five ... Read More

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Dec2016
Ruling confirms invalidation of “crown jewel” patent in case where Securus misstated key facts in patent application FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – December 14, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced that ... Read More

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Nov2016
Twelve million music tracks of corrections-approved content available to inmates on GTL Inspire platform Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – November 2, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of an unlimited on-demand ... Read More

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Oct2016
Leader in managed access deployments is equipping customers with layered solutions to increase safety and security; demonstrates that there is no single solution to this growing and complex threat Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 31, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an ... Read More

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Oct2016
ConnectNetwork’s new mobile messaging service adds convenience and versatility for inmates to communicate with their friends and family members Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 27, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced that ... Read More

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Oct2016
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and holds a personal meaning for some GTL employees Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 25, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced that both its Mobile, Al., ... Read More

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Oct2016
Premier customer event affords GTL end users the opportunity to provide direct input into future versions of all products Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 10, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for ... Read More

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Sep2016
Addition of a West Coast mobile forensics lab underscores success of GTL’s delivery of “Intelligence as a Service” for its customers. Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – September 14, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today ... Read More

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Sep2016
Price cap shortcomings and FCC’s jurisdictional oversteps require court challenge Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – September 13, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced it will appeal and seek a stay of new rate ... Read More

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Sep2016
Customers will benefit from next-generation products, enhanced security and data features Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – September 6, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced a major investment in data storage, security and integrity ... Read More

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Aug2016
Rapidly growing OMS integrates seamlessly with systems correctional facilities already have in place Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 18, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today reaffirms that across the nation correctional facilities continue ... Read More

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Aug2016
Price cap shortcomings and FCC’s jurisdictional oversteps require court challenge Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 11, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced its intention to oppose new rate caps contained in the ... Read More

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Jul2016
GTL’s Inspire tablets provide the most secure educational platforms available; new offering also aligns with U.S. Government Pell Grant initiative for inmates Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 27, 2016 – GTL, the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, ... Read More

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Jul2016
Correctional facilities see benefits in functionality and applications of GTL Flex Link units Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 19, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced the nationwide deployment of ... Read More

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Jun2016
After implementation of rules for correctional facilities in March, GTL worked side by side with its county and municipal partners to meet the FCC’s final deadline on terms best suited to each community Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 20, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading ... Read More

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Jun2016
Advances in customer experience on ConnectNetwork.com make site simpler to use for inmate friends and family members Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 17, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced ... Read More

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Jun2016
Intelligence Analysts enhance safety for correctional facilities and surrounding communities Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 16, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced its Intelligence as a Service offering, a ... Read More

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Jun2016
Elite Net Promotor Certification underscores GTL’s commitment to customer satisfaction Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 15, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced Raymund Ferrer, Product Marketing Manager at GTL, ... Read More

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Jun2016
VRS provides video calls – meeting the unique needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 14, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced a partnership with ... Read More

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Jun2016
Key Technology Keeps Facilities, Offenders and Staff Safer Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 9, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government agencies, today announced that the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board ... Read More

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Jun2016
Now Launching Secure Tablets to 2,300 inmates at no cost to tax payers Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 7, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government agencies, today announced that by working ... Read More

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Jun2016
GTL Now Clear to Seek Injunction Preventing Securus From Using GTL’s Patented Technology For Video Visitation Monitoring PTAB Decision allows GTL to proceed to seek injunction in patent infringement case pending against Securus in Texas Federal Court Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 3, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) ... Read More

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May2016
Unique approach provides inmates with suite of secured facility-approved games Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 23, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of a ‘Game Center Subscription’ ... Read More

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May2016
Compact PPS-100 countertop unit allows corrections and government agencies with limited space to accept deposits and payments Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 20, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced ... Read More

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May2016
Real solution replacing costly and unreliable Managed Access Solutions Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 20, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today deployed Mobile IQ ™, a new proprietary strategy designed ... Read More

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May2016
GTL committed to upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 16, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced Ms. Sheila R. McCrary, GTL’s Bank Secrecy ... Read More

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May2016
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 ... Read More

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May2016
Veteran GTL technologist accepts leadership position ahead of association’s annual conference Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 11, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced that Tim Skaja, Senior Vice President ... Read More

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May2016
PTAB Decision allows GTL unobstructed path to pursue patent claims against Securus in Texas Federal Court Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 3, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) today announced that the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) had completed its review of GTL patent 7,551,732, preserving two key ... Read More

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Apr2016
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has held that Securus Technologies fell short of proving allegations that Global Tel*Link’s inmate calling system patent was obvious, upholding the patent and clearing the way for the patent owner to proceed with infringement litigation against Securus in a Texas federal court. ... Read More

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Apr2016
Patent Trial and Appeal Board rules against Securus’ Inter Partes Review of GTL’s Patent on Biometric Identification – GTL Now Permitted to Pursue Injunction and Damages Against Securus in Texas Federal Court Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 11, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) today announced that it has prevailed ... Read More

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Apr2016
After deadline for appeal passes, decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on 3 Securus patents are finalized Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 6,2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) deadline for ... Read More

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Mar2016
US Court of Appeals grants GTL Motion to Apply Existing Stay to Prevent FCC Implementation of New Rate Caps on Local Services Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 24, 2016 – On Thursday, for the second time in less than three weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C ... Read More

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Mar2016
GTL Seeks Enforcement of Existing US Court of Appeals Stay to Prevent Federal Communications Commission Attempt to Regulate Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 18, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) on Thursday sought emergency relief from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., from enforcement of a Federal Communications ... Read More

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Mar2016
U.S. Court of Appeals Grants Request From GTL to Postpone Implementation of New Caps on ICS Rates Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – March 7, 2016 – The implementation of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rate caps for inmate communication services (ICS) was halted today by the U.S. Court of Appeals ... Read More

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Feb2016
Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 29, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, today announced the company has filed statement of legal issues, or a stay, with the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This filing occurred on January ... Read More

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Feb2016
The July/August 2015 print edition of Corrections Today included a story submitted by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) about an automated process and system that was put in place to automate inmate requests to staff. The article explains how the request system that was deployed by GTL for ... Read More

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Sep2015
Reston, Virginia (PRNewswire) –July 29, 2015 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, announces that it has attained Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 compliance. Level 1 is the highest level of compliance possible, with a requirement of over 6 ... Read More

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Sep2015
Reston, Virginia (PR Web) –July 31, 2015 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, announces that it will continue its annual participation in the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department’s “Corrections Cares” charitable programs with a donation of backpacks and other school supplies to needy ... Read More

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Sep2015
Reston, Virginia (PR Web) –August 5, 2015 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, today announced that it has begun to include key-injected credit card scanners in all of its new payment kiosk deployments, as well as to perform quarterly inspections and audits of ... Read More

GTL Intelligence Analysts Leverage GTL Data IQ to Assist in Identification of Homicide Suspect

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.

Press Contact:
Vinnie Mascarenhas
703-955-3894
vinnie.mascarenhas@gtl.net

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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.

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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.