GTL Offender Management System (OMS) Continues to Prove Instrumental in Solving Correctional Facility Problems

Rapidly growing OMS integrates seamlessly with systems correctional facilities already have in place

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – August 18, 2016GTL, 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 to see immediate and long-term benefits from the use of GTL’s OMS.

GTL OMS is a comprehensive enterprise system that manages the lifecycle of incarcerated individuals from intake through release. It also features a full inmate trust accounting package along with audit tools that can help facilities with their compliance needs. This powerful software solution, built on an open architecture platform, integrates seamlessly with GTL’s inmate telephone platform, facility kiosks, and tablets as well as a wide array of third-party systems such as law record management systems, courts systems, electronic medical records systems, victim notification systems, commissary suppliers and more.

“For over 25 years, GTL’s OMS has been the system correctional facilities have counted on for workflow alignment, ease of use, versatile reporting capabilities, and rock-solid reliability,” said John Lowry, Senior Product Manager, Product Management at GTL. “Now in its third generation, with version 5.3 having been released in March 2016, our OMS uses state-of-the-art web-based technology to deliver a user experience that has made it the number one jail management system in the U.S. county corrections market. GTL’s OMS solves five areas of concern for correctional facilities: safety, welfare, compliance, risk mitigation and efficiency. We look forward to releasing later this year OMS version 5.4 with added features.”

There are more than 300 correctional facilities nationwide under contract for GTL’s OMS solution, which is nearly three times greater than any other provider in the market has for their solution. The GTL Offender Management System manages data for one out of every four inmates in county and privately-operated facilities contracted by GTL in the U.S.

Recently, Spokane County, Washington, mentioned in the news how their jail operations have improved over the past few years, crediting the use of data, including information available through their offender management system.

GTL works closely with each customer to ensure their OMS system is configured to meet their exact and unique requirements. Hardware, software, reporting tools and even screen settings are all configured to match the system to the facility’s unique needs. “Because it is built on open technology, which can easily be integrated with other systems, GTL’s OMS provides a single point of entry that still allows individual ownership of data,” added Lowry.

To learn more about GTL’s OMS or for a demonstration, visit or contact GTL today.

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GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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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.