GTL Industry-Leading Learning Management System (LMS) Reaches New Milestones in Professional and Rehabilitative Education

Effective inmate education and staff training tools fuel exponential participation growth, creating safer correctional facilities and aiding inmate reintegration into society


Reston, Virginia (PR Newswire) – October 4, 2018GTL a leader in transformative corrections technology that improves outcomes for inmates and facilities, today announced new milestones in professional and rehabilitative education efforts through its robust Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS is the backbone of GTL’s education solution, administering, documenting, tracking, reporting, and delivering the educational content for those inmates and officers taking advantage of GTL’s Professional Education and Rehabilitative Education solutions. Inmates, educators, and correctional facility officers and administrators are given role-specific access that allows learners to log in and complete coursework while administrators manage registration and monitor progress in a secure environment. GTL’s LMS also streamlines administrative functions for facilities, such as compiling information to meet government reporting requirements.

“We are seeing huge increases in the number of users as more people recognize the value of our LMS,” said Dr. Turner Nashe, GTL Senior Vice President of Education Services. “In 2018, we are anticipating a more than 400% increase in the number of inmates using our LMS. In addition, we have experienced a 380% increase in the number of corrections professionals enrolled in education programs administered through our LMS. These are exciting new milestones not only for GTL but for the corrections industry as a whole. Professional training for officers and administrators is key to reducing staff turnover and creating safer and more secure facilities. We also firmly believe that making the investment in education produces a long-lasting benefit for our customers and their families. It is clear that our industry-leading LMS is an educational management tool that both inmates and staff need.”

GTL has aggressively pursued educational-based services on efforts to reduce recidivism rates nationwide. To that end, GTL’s education programs offer content that spans GED/ABE, life skills, vocational, and workforce development. Successful participation in educational programs while incarcerated has shown to drastically reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

GTL’s programs combine an ever-expanding library of credentialed content from the top providers in the education space with new rehabilitative solutions. GTL offers inmates the knowledge they need, along with access to resources such as cognitive behavior therapy, risk and needs assessments, treatment paths for substance abuse, and more.

To learn more about rehabilitative and professional education solutions, contact GTL today.


About GTL
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, and intelligence, as well as government payment services, with visionary solutions that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada, including more than 30 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more about GTL, please visit or social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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GTL Industry-Leading Learning Management System (LMS) Reaches New Milestones in Professional and Rehabilitative Education

In the push to reduce the recidivism rate, correctional facilities are moving away from a traditional layout to one that is designed for inclusiveness and keeping inmates engaged with outside society. Studies have shown that maintaining a support structure is a key component to keeping inmates on the right path to successful reintegration into society after release. In Australia, a new maximum security prison opened this year that includes no cells. Instead, inmates are housed in dormitory-style accommodations with 25 inmates in 16 ‘pods’ that offer more access to education, entertainment, and communication with friends and families. This novel move seeks to enhance inmates’ daily lives by making these services more accessible and improve re-integration into society. Inmates have access to technology that connects them with friends and family members, news, books, movies, education, games, and more. They are required to work for up to five hours during the day and pursue education and other programs in the remaining time. This progressive approach aligns with GTL’s vision of technology and education being available to every inmate. “GTL has the technology portfolio to enable correctional facilities to execute their strategies,” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International. “Whether those strategies are similar to the open-plan jail approach or focus on a more traditional environment, we offer the innovations to help facilities become safer and more secure while providing inmates with access to programs that improve their lives during and after incarceration.” GTL creates new technologies and advocates for tablets, education, and other programs to help reduce recidivism rates. “These new facilities highlight the need for technology in corrections,” said Eric Gonzalez, Executive Director, Technology and Implementation Services. “Today’s inmates are digital natives, having grown up in the age of computers, cell phones, tablets, and more. It is only logical that providing them with technology and programs to learn and better themselves through those access points is the direction that corrections is taking.” As part of GTL’s ongoing mission to keep our offerings in line with global corrections trends, the company will once again be a sponsor at the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada. The conference theme of “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward” will draw discussion on the underpinning philosophies, strategic direction, policies, and practices being instituted across the globe. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attend this prestigious conference. GTL and two collaborating organizations will present on two topics that relate to the use of technology in aiding the corrections and criminal justice systems. “Transforming the Inmate Environment: How and Why Facilities are Implementing Tablet Programs” will discuss how technology is used to humanize correctional efforts and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. “Virtual-Enabled Justice: Delivering Swifter Outcomes and Improved Victim and Witness Experience” will discuss the use of technology to create ‘virtual courts’ that fuel efficiency, safety, and security, and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. To learn more about our technology solutions, contact GTL today.