Comprehensive Deposit Solution for Correctional Facilities

Trusted Inmate Deposit Provider

Comprehensive Deposit Solution for Correctional Facilities

Correctional facilities looking to create cost savings and efficiencies often will identify taking deposits as one of the areas that is both time consuming and labor intensive. This combination makes for an ideal opportunity to generate operational efficiencies and cost savings. GTL’s Deposit Systems create efficiencies when taking deposits, reduce correctional facility costs, and increase the convenience for friends and family members of inmates.

GTL offers a broad selection of products to choose from so that the right mix can be created for every correctional facility. GTL’s Deposit Systems include automated solutions like the GTL Lobby Kiosk, the interactive voice response (IVR) system, the ConnectNetwork website that allows online payments, balance inquiries and account management.

Non-automated operations are available too, such as lockbox services to handle money order and check payments. It all adds up to the right solution for correctional facilities. By taking trust, commissary, telephone, PIN debit and other payments directly from the public, correctional facilities can get out of the banking business while providing superior access to inmate friends and family members.

A Complete Deposit Solution

GTL offers a range of products and services designed to make taking deposits convenient and cost effective. This one-stop shop approach allows GTL to create a program that is customized to the needs of each correctional facility. Available solutions include:

  • GTL Lobby Kiosk
  • Payment Website –
  • Automated telephone payments (IVR)
  • Lockbox operation

Deposits Made Easy

GTL’s Deposit Systems are easy for correctional facilities to operate and manage. From convenient touch screen kiosks to IVR systems that are available 24/7, every detail has been thought out to ensure that transactions are processed smoothly. GTL handles maintenance and support for each of the deposit options, so the entire system can efficiently take payments without involving corrections staff.

Seamless Integration

GTL’s Deposit Systems provide an automated alternative to processes and procedures that are otherwise manual in nature. By using integrated and automated systems, most deposits are processed and applied to the correct account automatically so that corrections officers and frontline staff are not responsible for data entry. Deposits to any of GTL’s integrated solutions are updated in real time, thereby allowing deposited funds to be applied immediately.

Deposit Systems

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.