GTL to be Main Sponsor at Leading International Conference on Prison Reform
Presentations by GTL speakers will highlight the key benefits being delivered by tablet technology and education in correctional facilities
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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 17, 2017 – GTL,today announced its participation at the prestigious International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference, “Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures,” takes place October 22–27 in London, England, and will bring together participants from over 70 countries to exchange ideas, technology, and best practices regarding the corrections industry.
“ICPA has spent almost two decades organizing conferences that bring big-name correctional players from around the world to discuss the latest solutions that assist correctional services, inmate populations, and friends and family members of inmates. We are thrilled to announce that GTL is the Global Event Sponsor for ICPA’s 19th annual conference, hosted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS),” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International.
GTL and its UK partner, British Telecom (BT) have in-depth experience and understanding of the needs of both correctional facilities and inmates. Together the two companies are unrivalled in their knowledge of how technology can deliver better outcomes—improving productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, and—most importantly—reducing recidivism and assisting inmates in re-integrating more effectively into society.
BT has a long-standing record of working across local and national government and ‘blue light’ services, working with them in addressing the major challenges they face, and applying innovative technologies to address operational and strategic priorities.
Colm O’Neill, Managing Director, Major Customers and Public Sector, BT, said: “BT and GTL both have a passion for delivering innovative solutions into the public sector. BT’s PINPhone system is used in all public prisons in England and Wales and GTL is a world leader in enabling true prison reform. We’ve been working with GTL for several years to help correctional institutions and prisons to overcome the key challenges they face and transform them into truly digital organizations.”
Mr. Tobaly and senior executives from GTL will be at the conference to introduce attendees to innovative technologies that are beneficial for facilities, inmates, their friends and family members, and society at large.
On Monday, October 23rd, Brian Peters, GTL Vice President of Facility Product Management, and Dr. Turner Nashe, GTL Senior Vice President of Education Content, will present at the conference on how tablet technology and education solutions are delivering real and measurable benefits in today’s correctional facilities and what the future might hold. In his presentation, Mr. Peters will discuss “How Tablet Technology is Ushering in a New Age in Corrections – Practical Use Cases” at 1:30 p.m. in the Chalon room, and Dr. Nashe will discuss “Educating the Correctional Ecosystem – Increasing Officer Knowledge, Rehabilitating Inmates, and Reducing Recidivism” at 3:30 p.m. in the Chalon room.
“As a company, our focus is on innovation to reduce recidivism, support rehabilitation, and make societies safer, no matter their location,” added Mr. Tobaly. “Our attendance at the conference, and the presentations by Mr. Peters and Dr. Nashe, will allow us to reach a broad international audience, showing correctional facilities from around the globe how their facilities can significantly benefit from the application of tried and tested technologies and education processes.”
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 operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates. With the recent acquisition of Telmate, GTL has strengthened its suite of solutions for the corrections industry and expanded its community corrections portfolio with Telmate Guardian, a smartphone-based GPS monitoring solution. 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 33 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and many large city/county/provincial facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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