We Must Help Each Other Find Humanity

We Must Help Each Other Find Humanity November 22, 2017 Being incarcerated is challenging, but it can be acutely challenging during the holiday season. The holidays are about being with loved ones. But for inmates and their loved ones who are apart, it takes a lot to get a feel for the holiday season. Every […]

GTL helps connect customers in South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Irma by providing free phone calls

September 9, 2017 Inmates in areas affected by Hurricane Irma will be provided free five-minute calls through September 12. This will help those incarcerated in potentially impacted states and territories – and their loved ones to connect with each other in the wake of this devastating storm. To learn more, please visit GTL’s ConnectNetwork: www.connectnetwork.com […]

GTL’s Education Solutions Can Break the Cycle of Recidivism

By: Dr. Turner Nashe, Senior Vice President, Education Services, GTL PRNewsWire – The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other country in the world. Over 7.6 million people in America are currently incarcerated, on probation, or out on parole. And while 650,000 inmates are released every year, a National Institute of Justice […]

Detecting and Eradicating Contraband Cell Phones is a Matter of Public Safety

Detecting and Eradicating Contraband Cell Phones is a Matter of Public Safety Jeffrey B. Haidinger, President & Chief Operating Officer, GTL PRNewsWire – In 2010, former Corrections Captain Robert Johnson was shot six times in an attempted contract killing orchestrated via a contraband cell phone. He survived the ordeal and recently wrote about the dangers […]

GTL Takes Data Security Seriously to Keep Our Customers Safe

Jason Marass, Information Security Director, GTL PRNewsWire – In an ever-evolving and rapidly changing digital world, more of our private information is available for hackers to access and manipulate. The failure of companies to secure data across all levels of an organization has led to several high-profile data breaches that jeopardized trade secrets, confidential employee […]

GTL: Technology in Motion Tour Makes an Impact at the Annual Mock Prison Riot

GTL: Technology in Motion Tour Makes an Impact at the Annual Mock Prison Riot Vinnie M. Mascarenhas, Communications Manager, GTL PRNewsWire -Since 1997, a decommissioned penitentiary in Wheeling, West Virginia, has played host to a unique international event for the corrections community called the “Mock Prison Riot.” Scenario drills in the penitentiary’s yard, prison cells, […]

GTL: The Launch of Technology in Motion

Kirk Vespestad, Director of Marketing, GTL PRNewsWire – I am very fortunate to work at a company that invests in cutting-edge technology and attracts and retains industry professionals with the ability to leverage such technology for the benefit of its customers. As the leader in technology for corrections, government payment services, and now education, GTL […]

Correctional Facilities Present Unique Environmental Challenges – GTL’s Technology is The Solution

GTL Inspire® inmate tablets are secure communication devices built to meet the rigors of a corrections environment Matt Ford, Product Manager, Mobility Platforms, GTL PRNewsWire – GTL believes in the philosophy that keeping inmates connected to their friends and family members is vital to reducing recidivism rates. Now more than ever, we are seeing correctional […]

Flex Link Receives Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Component Recognition

By: Scott Hoostal – Associate Product Manager, GTL GTL’s touchscreen-based multi-service unit, known as the Flex Link, has officially become Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Component Certified. GTL’s Flex Link allows correctional facilities to deliver a diverse set of services to inmates, such as video visitation, inmate messaging and requests, phone calls, and commissary ordering. Delivering such […]

GTL Video Visitation Technology Provides Friends and Family Increased Frequency of Contact with Incarcerated Loved Ones

By: Brian Deuster, Product Manager, Video Initiatives, GTL   Reston, Virginia – March 6, 2017 – PRNewsWire –  GTL Video Visitation technology has spread rapidly across the corrections industry in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. With secure on premise and remote visitation service, GTL Video Visitation technology offers facilities a great deal […]

GTL and Dynamic Imaging Remain on the Forefront of Technology

By: John Lowry, Senior Product Manager, Product Management, GTL Reston, Virginia – February 28, 2017 – PRNewswire – Dynamic Imaging has been a GTL partner for over seven years. This close relationship has allowed us to introduce new and constantly evolving technologies. In the last two years, GTL and Dynamic Imaging have integrated our software […]

New Kiosks Streamline Child Support Payments

By Vinnie Mascarenhas, Communications Manager, Marketing – For the first time, non-custodial parents in Virginia have a new option for paying child support thanks to a unique partnership between TouchPay, a subsidiary of GTL and the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE). This first-of-its kind arrangement in Virginia offers parents three convenient methods to […]

The Global Tel*Link Data Center Gets a Facelift

By Garth Johnson, Senior Vice President, Operations, GTL At Global Tel*Link, we constantly strive to improve our hardware and software to provide the highest quality service possible. This includes supplying patches and software updates through our existing wired systems and replacing hardware to keep pace with advances in technology. We also ensure that all of […]

Internet Video Visitation Offers Ideal Complement to Face-to-Face Visitation

For families and correctional facilities alike, internet video visitation is a welcome supplement to traditional methods of visitation in our nation’s correctional facilities by Brian Deuster – Product Manager – Video Initiatives Internet video visitation has expanded rapidly through U.S. correctional facilities as a complement to traditional methods of visitation. Products like Skype™ and FaceTime™, […]

After patent victory filled 2015, GTL looking towards bright patent future

by Steve Hodge – Senior VP – Research and Development In 2015, Global Tel*Link (GTL) experienced unparalleled success against industry rival Securus Technologies in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Utilizing a relatively new patent review system established under the America Invents Act (AIA), GTL successfully challenged six out of seven Securus […]

Legislation Would Have Authorized Automated Payment Services in New Jersey

by Kay Byfield – Marketing Manager Last month, one of our account executives in the Mid-Atlantic region, asked me to write a newsletter article to submit to the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) publication, County Biz. In anticipation of pending legislation, my colleague wanted to build awareness in the state about TouchPay/GTL Financial Services […]

Kiosks Paying Off for Detroit’s Largest Court

GTL’s payment kiosks help free up staff and increase revenue for Michigan’s 36th District Court by Ron Meadows – Payment Services Product Manager In March 2014, GTL installed four payment kiosks in Michigan’s 36th District Court. Originally, these kiosks could only process payments for civil infractions, but their successful deployment has led to an expansion […]