GTL Introduces Offender Management System Version 5.6

Containing over 380 feature enhancements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reston, Virginia (PR Newswire) – August 7, 2018GTL today announced the release of the next version of its Offender Management System (OMS)—version 5.6. This industry-leading jail management software provides correctional professionals with a tool to manage the activities of the inmates they supervise.

“This major release of OMS builds on our already robust solution in use by hundreds of facilities across the United States,” said John Lowry, Director Product Management, Offender Management Systems and Probationary Tools. “GTL’s OMS continues to equip corrections professionals with a forward-thinking data management feature set that allows correctional officers and administrators to operate safe and secure facilities.”

OMS v5.6 brings over 380 feature enhancements to OMS customers with particular focus on the Booking, Intake, Property, Case Management, Housing, and System Administration modules. This release strengthens 26 of the more than 100 modules that comprise OMS. Examples of the enhancements include:

• Arresting Officer – Incorporated enhanced recordation at the charge level
• Cell Searches – Added ability to view cell searches from an inmate’s housing history
• Commissary Scanner – Added processor notification for when overlapping data transfer files are created
• Gang/STG – Refined security rights for gang-related intel
• Grievances – Added ability to link Inmate Grievances to Inmate Requests
• Keep Separates – Provided the ability to associate a keep separate note to all inmates associated with that keep separate record
• Routing Engine – A new module that expands workforce automation by supporting the routing of system information to designated system users, whether individuals or groups

To learn more about OMS or for a product demonstration, contact GTL today.

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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 www.gtl.net or social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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GTL Introduces Offender Management System Version 5.6

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.