GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4.2 Encompassing 171 Enhancements

Continuous development enables GTL to offer best possible jail management system to the market


Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – July 27, 2017GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Offender Management System (OMS) version 5.4.2.

GTL’s OMS is the most robust facility management software on the market, due in large part to how user-suggested upgrades and changes are incorporated into every release. GTL expands the system’s capabilities while ensuring that correctional professionals have software that meets their needs. GTL holds three patents on its industry-leading OMS and has ten other patents pending.

“Each new release of OMS comes with the satisfaction of knowing that it brings great benefits to our customers,” said John Lowry, Senior Product Manager, Product Management at GTL. “Our OMS helps ease the operational and data management burden felt by correctional professionals in facilities large and small.”

This latest release includes 171 enhancements across 15 specific modules out of the 181 top level modules of OMS. One of the main enhancements was the introduction of an Enhanced Incidents module that is in addition to the standard Incidents module. Facilities can choose which module they prefer—this new module includes refined security rights, an enhanced initial disciplinary report, enhanced medical data capture for injuries sustained during an incident, and an enhanced hearing module that includes the ability to create/edit/delete/list disciplinary dockets, define capacities for dockets, and show associated charges on each docket.

Other modules enhanced in this release include:

• Active Directory – added option to choose between a secure or unsecure connection (LDAPS vs. LDAP)
• Activity Log – enhanced Notebook entries by adding location and ability to search/filter based on that data element
• Business Constraints – added application of Business Constraints to Workflow tasks, allowing agencies to validate data
• Commissary – enhanced restrictions so that inmate ordering can be limited based on dollar amounts in addition to item quantity
• Inmate Notebook – added location option to Notebook entries and the ability to search/filter on that data element
• Inmate Programs – added a new system parameter (the number of times an inmate can take a course) for Program Eligibility
• Inmate Property – enhanced the configuration of the property bin to allow the commingling of inmate property
• Inmate Requests – added the ability for agencies to limit the number of requests in a defined period
• Security Admin – added ability for login IDs to be case-sensitive or not be case-sensitive
• Transportation – enhanced classification options, specifically to indicate whether an employee is to be included as a driver
• Video Visitation – added option to choose between a secure or unsecure FTP connection (SFTP vs. FTP)

GTL customers who upgrade to version 5.4.2 will have access to these upgraded OMS features immediately. In addition, the new OMS features will be on display September 19–21, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, at the 2017 GTL User Group Training Conference.

GTL’s entire solution suite will be showcased from August 20–22 in booth 301 at the American Correctional Association’s 147th Congress of Correction in St. Louis, Missouri. GTL will also have its Technology in Motion tour vehicle on display inside the exposition hall at the ACA conference. The Technology in Motion vehicle includes the latest hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of the full range of offerings for the corrections, education, and government sectors.

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


About GTL
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, 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 and aid in rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism rates for inmates. 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 79 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 40 of the top 50, which comprise 1.8 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4.2 Encompassing 171 Enhancements

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.