GTL Achieves New Milestone in Delivering Educational Content to Inmates
Longest running U.S. correctional digital education platform on tablets, has delivered over 100,000 eBooks
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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 eBooks to offenders over its digital platforms.
“We possess the longest running mass-deployed digital education platform within corrections,” said Dr. Turner Nashe, GTL Senior Vice President of Educational Services. “We have built a content distribution suite for corrections with over 65,000 titles available for jails and prisons. Our patent-pending proprietary digital platform provides a best-in-class solution for anyone that requires the secure distribution of content over a tablet—from inmates to corrections officers to schools.”
GTL’s digital platform, combined with its Inspire® tablets, allows for complete over-the-air (OTA) control of proprietary operating systems, including remote management of all system settings, applications, and firmware. All operating system settings are remotely managed OTA, allowing GTL to remove from the tablets the user-interactive settings application of the operating system. This prevents inmates from using the settings to bypass security controls, further enhancing its already very robust security features. Just as many well-known consumer product lines can push new firmware onto devices remotely, GTL can push content and system upgrades on demand throughout the product life-cycle.
“Offenders have benefited from gaining access to titles from all the major educational publishing houses. We have built our systems with room to grow and we will expand our content as necessary to meet the needs of our customers,” continued Dr. Nashe. “Our mission since inception has been to fight crime and recidivism through increased education.”
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology 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. 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 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50, which comprise 1.9 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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