GTL Showcases Integrated Technology at ACA Trade Show

Integrated Platform allows for greater corrections automation

Reston, Virginia (PRNewswire) – Jan. 21, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, today announced the latest release of its highly secured integrated technology platform. This new correctional technology solution enables the comprehensive GTL suite of leading-edge corrections technologies to connect to each other through a centralized platform. GTL will be demonstrating this integrated, broad portfolio of solutions, including facilities management, inmate communications, investigative solutions and monitoring capabilities, at the American Corrections Association’s 2016 Winter Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 24-26. Attendees of the ACA conference will witness how GTL’s ultra-secure Inspire™ wireless tablets and groundbreaking multi-service Flex™ units deliver services to inmates through the company’s secure software portal.

In addition, GTL will showcase tested and proven communications solutions for corrections including inmate calling and video visitation services. Other inmate services, such as electronic messaging, commissary order processing, and staff request handling, will be shown on the Inspire wireless tablet and the multi-service Flex device from the view of both an inmate and the corrections facility staff. Entertainment options such as streaming music, games, and books – which can have a comforting effect on inmates and reduce aggression among the population – will also be on display. Providing such services to inmates also reduces the likelihood of recidivism after their release.

With over 25 years of developing innovative technologies that enable corrections facilities to run more efficiently and with a greater degree of security, GTL is the leading provider of inmate technology. All of GTL’s patented and proprietary technology solutions are seamlessly integrated on the backend, and all data is merged to create a powerful, singular solution. Such an approach helps to minimize technical issues or gaps in technology, giving customers smooth, seamless control to more effectively manage and maintain their entire facility operations through one, centralized system.

Set apart in the corrections technology market by its in-house innovation department and team of engineers who work to develop custom solutions that meet the needs of today’s correctional facilities, GTL designs solutions intelligently and builds them flawlessly from the ground up, making sure the highest levels of security and control are in place.

“GTL is committed to continuously improving our techniques and technologies, setting the industry standard, protecting innovations with patents and developing innovative, fully integrated technology solutions to improve every aspect of corrections facility operations,” said Brian Oliver, CEO of GTL. “Our job is to make the job of corrections professionals easier and make facilities ever more secure and efficient, helping deliver powerful metrics against the tough requirements faced by today’s corrections facilities management teams.”

ACA 2016 Winter Conference attendees can experience the demos and meet with GTL staff in booth #411 of the main exhibit hall. For more information about GTL, please visit


About Global Tel*Link
GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country.To find out more about GTL, please visit our website

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The July/August 2015 print edition of Corrections Today included a story submitted by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) about an automated process and system that was put in place to automate inmate requests to staff. The article explains how the request system that was deployed by GTL for SCDC ultimately led to a request fulfillment rate of 97.6%. The digital reprint is available below.
Corrections Today July/August 2015 (.pdf)

The March/April 2015 print edition of Correctional News included a feature story that covered GTL’s position in the market, the full breadth of our portfolio, and how we can deliver whole solutions to our customers. The digital reprint is available below.
March / April 2015 (.pdf)

GTL Showcases Integrated Technology at ACA Trade Show

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.