Inmate education is the leading factor in reducing recidivism. It has been proven that those with an education have more opportunity and are less likely to reoffend.

Opportunities to Learn and Grow

Unique to the corrections industry, our education programs offer credentialed content in partnership with the best providers in the academic world, covering everything from basic life skills to advanced degrees. Inmates may not be able to complete their education while incarcerated, so GTL provides our released students with the ability to continue programs during their period of re-entry into society, and beyond.

Our programs are designed with compelling content to help inmates overcome the historical challenges faced in education. We know how to make the necessary changes to your facility to help inmates more fully accept education services, such as:

  • GTL’s offerings in Adult Education (including GED/ABE, K–12, and post-secondary education)
  • Juvenile Education (including high school equivalency prep)

Our basic education packages are customizable to fit the needs of your facility and inmates. At GTL, we know that education isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so we offer levels of options ranging from a basic, no-cost solution to a fully customized learning program.

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Learning Management System (LMS)  
Customer Can Load Their Own Content  
Secure Facility Admin Access  
GED Prep (Pathways)    
Life Skills Course    
Certificates of Completion    
Library of Over 165K Titles      

Inmate Education

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.