GTL VisitMe Visitation Scheduling

Configurable Visitation Scheduling Solution

A Safe, Secure, and Fully Automated Visitation Management Solution

The GTL visitation management solution, VisitMe Scheduler, is proven to be the most robust and configurable in the corrections market. As an integrated GTL product, the VisitMe Scheduler solution will aid in streamlining a facility’s daily operations. For example, VisitMe Scheduler can eliminate long queues in the visitation area by avoiding the chaos of having a high volume of concurrent visitors at the facility. In so doing, the system also minimizes staffing requirements.

The visitation management system also enables facilities to create a more efficient visiting process that allows them to expand their visitation schedules. This further enhances a facility’s ability to help maintain that very important service of regular communication between inmates and their friends and families. The key feature and power of the visitation management solution is the VisitMe Scheduler software, which essentially automates the entire visitation process – this truly separates the software from all other video visiting systems. Facilities will have the luxury of configuring station availability for the public or inmates, inmate quotas, and daily and weekly schedules.

The system will utilize the configurations to create a very efficient, safe and automated visitation process. The system provides a public web site to allow the public to schedule their visits to an inmate. The system then performs all automated conflict checks on the visits and connects the proper stations for the scheduled visits.

The National Leader in Active Deployments

Currently managing over 100 correctional facilities visitation programs, the VisitMe Scheduler software solution maintains the majority share of successful program implementations. In addition, this software application’s current installed base spans a range of facility sizes both large and small.

Revenue Generation Opportunities

Providing the opportunity for additional and extended visitation sessions, a facility can securely expand a service that has been proven to reduce recidivism. Utilizing the configurability of the revenue and billing application, GTL VisitMe Scheduler will allow a facility to create its own unique revenue options such as custom rate tables, varying charges for particular days and times, and refund policies.

Fully Configurable Implementation

GTL can efficiently integrate our VisitMe Scheduler with any facility’s current visitation protocol. Regardless of the specific intricacies designed to coordinate the current visitation service, VisitMe Scheduler’s configurability will adhere to all mandatory requirements while creating additional efficiencies throughout the remainder of the program.

Visitation Scheduling

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.