GTL's Automated Intake Kiosks

Inmate Booking Kiosk

Reduce Cash Handling at Booking While Increasing Efficiency

The GTL Intake Kiosk uses technology to significantly increase efficiency and reduce liability when booking inmates into correctional facilities. By utilizing automation, funds such as cash, credit cards, and loose coins collected from inmates at the time of booking can be transferred into an offender management system such as GTL OMS or deposited according to existing processes using the GTL Intake Kiosk to accurately and quickly count all funds.

The GTL Intake Kiosk counts coins and paper currency using bulk bill and bulk coin counting mechanisms. Deposits to trust or commissary accounts can be made using a credit or debit card. As an added benefit, inmates have the opportunity to use the kiosk to send a facility-approved voice message at time of booking to notify friends or family of their incarceration. Funds collected are automatically applied to the correct inmate account with just a few quick entries using its touch screen. With the GTL Intake Kiosk, counting and recounting funds from booked inmates is a thing of the past, and there is no cash being put into property bags to become lost or stolen.

Count Funds Accurately and Efficiently

The GTL Intake Kiosk allows facility staff to drop handfuls of coins into the coin counter and place stacks of bills into the bill counter to quickly and accurately count funds taken from inmates at booking. All funds are guaranteed by GTL as soon as they are accepted by the GTL Intake Kiosk, so accepting funds at a facility has never been easier or more efficient.

Avoid Risk

Misplacing inmate funds or being deceived by counterfeit bills are nightmares that many facilities experience on a regular basis. The GTL Intake Kiosk has been designed to solve the problems that correctional facilities face when handling inmate funds. Counterfeit bills are rejected by the intake kiosk at the time of acceptance so financial losses can be avoided. All inmate funds are counted and deposited at booking, so there is no cash to be lost or stolen from property.

Data Entry and Record Keeping Simplified

Funds accepted by the GTL Intake Kiosk are counted and logged, and they can be automatically transferred to the appropriate inmate account so that correctional facility staff do not have to manually process deposits. The entire system has been designed to reduce time and money handling so correctional facilities run more efficiently.

Intake Kiosks

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.