GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4

Latest release of OMS includes nearly 200 enhancements


Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 30, 2017GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Offender Management System (OMS) version 5.4.

Routine updates to OMS have been a tradition since the inception of this industry-leading facility management software nearly three decades ago. GTL’s latest version of OMS now incorporates further advancements in technology, new industry best practices, and customer requests. It also includes new forward-looking features and functionality initiated by the company’s Product Management team.

“This latest release of OMS includes 192 enhancements touching 32 OMS modules,” said John Lowry, Senior Product Manager, Product Management at GTL. “It represents a lot of hard work by GTL’s Development team and great feedback from our users, which is how this jail management system remains the best in the market. We are proud of this recent upgrade and all the enhancements and features it provides to both current and potential users.”

In addition to general improvements such as system performance optimization and new reports, OMS version 5.4 includes 125 user stories, which are specific enhancements in support of 10 “Epics” or major features. The new upgrade includes more than 50 updates that address requests submitted by our users.

OMS version 5.4 enhancements include:

• Accounting – enhanced bank account reconciliation to OMS
• Assessments – added validations to required signatures
• Booking – incorporated ANSI-NIST best practices in how scars, marks, and tattoos are recorded
• Classification – refined security profiles to allow more granular access to information
• Commissary – enhanced restrictions to allow more agency flexibility during system configuration
• Movement – enhanced the inmate transfer functionality to ease transfer of inmates from one facility location to another
• Programs – added file attachment capability to the summary page
• Scheduling – enhanced the inmate calendar so that more information can be added with appointments
• Security Administration – added workstation-level security features
• Visitation – added functionality for managing visitation (number of visits and duration) at the inmate level
• Integration – customized the notification service to send an email when interface transactions are not completed within set timeframes
• Interfaces – added a daily export of all mug shot images
These upgraded OMS features and more are available immediately to GTL customers who upgrade to version 5.4, and they will be on display at the 2017 GTL User Group Training Conference, September 19 to 21, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

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


About GTL
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 or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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GTL Releases Offender Management System Version 5.4

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.