Media Coverage 2019

Coconino County Detention Facility upgrades to remote video visitation system

ABC15 – December 18, 2019

The Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff, Arizona, has upgraded their visitation process with the addition of video visitation. This new system allows visitors to video chat with inmates using a smart phone, computer or tablet from outside the jail. Continue Reading

Tablets help 3 Winnebago County Jail inmates earn their GEDs

Rockford Register Star – December 3, 2019

Three Winnebago County Jail inmates beamed with pride Tuesday while receiving their General Educational Development diplomas inside the jail. The ceremony capped months of learning and underscored the inmates’ determination to improve their lives after release. Continue Reading

GTL to Play Big Role at 2019 ICPA Conference

CorrectionalNEWS – October 8, 2019

Taking place October 27–November 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the conference’s theme of “Strengthening our Correctional Cornerstones: Rights, Dignity, Safety and Support” will focus on correctional facilities that maintain dignity, enhance safety and provide support for inmates. Continue Reading

W.Va. prison inmates now have access to electronic tablets – October 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation has made electronic tablets accessible to its prison inmates. Global Tel Link has funded the tablets through a partnership with the state’s prison system, at no cost to taxpayers. Continue Reading

GTL to Play Big Role at 2019 ICPA Conference

CorrectionalNEWS – October 8, 2019

Taking place October 27–November 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the conference’s theme of “Strengthening our Correctional Cornerstones: Rights, Dignity, Safety and Support” will focus on correctional facilities that maintain dignity, enhance safety and provide support for inmates. Continue Reading

Justice Center brings technology to inmates

Richmond Free Press – September 27, 2019

They also can take educational courses online, arrange medical appointments, file grievances and handle other internal communication with jail staff using a tablet available in their cellblock or pod — eliminating paper messages that could get lost. Continue Reading

New Technology, Programs Enhance Opportunities at Loudoun Adult Detention Center

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office – September 16, 2019

The tablets will enable users to take educational courses, read e-books, make phone calls to family during designated hours, participate in remote video visitation, and submit requests and other services that help build self-reliance and self-esteem. Continue Reading


eLearningInside News – September 12, 2019

There was a recent press release posted on Yahoo! Finance about a partnership between corrections technology company GTL and vocational training company VirtualiaNet. Continue Reading

Combining Trained Analysts and Proactive Intelligence, GTL Fusion Helps Correctional Facilities Solve Crimes and Stop Illicit Activity – September 10, 2019

Resulting in arrests, the recovery of contraband, and disciplinary actions, GTL Fusion provides solid results and benefits for customers. Continue Reading

Incarcerated people to prepare for freelance careers with tablets, vocational courses

HRDive – September 3, 2019

A partnership announced late last month between GTL and VirtualiaNet will provide incarcerated people with training and technology to learn “entrepreneurial skills” on GTL tablets. Continue Reading

Electronic tablets in prisons expected to improve inmate behavior, streamline operations

PennLive Patriot-News – August 8, 2019

“The tablets have been a very good thing here,” Clark said, listing a wide range of benefits, which included educational opportunities, a reduction in violence and cost savings. Continue Reading

GTL Steps Up to Help Rehab Substance Abusers

CorrectionalNEWS – August 7, 2019

GTL is breaking down those barriers through a partnership with Breaking Free Group, a UK-based digital health and behavioral science company that has pioneered the utilization in corrections settings of clinically-robust digital behavior change interventions for addictions. Continue Reading

Product News: 8 New Jails & Corrections Products – July 29, 2019

GTL’s CareerOneStop ReEntry is a secure application for the Inspire tablet which allows access to the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) CareerOneStop website content and tools. Continue Reading

GTL and Kentucky Foundation Offer Families Free Video Visitation

CorrectionalNEWS – July 25, 2019

“It is an honor to work with the WJRF and provide a mechanism by which children can talk, see, and maintain a relationship with their incarcerated loved one. GTL believes in the power of communication and connection in reducing recidivism and keeping families together.” Continue Reading

Text messaging, music and games: At MDC, electronic tablets for inmates locked inside

KOAT 7 Action News – July 19, 2019

MDC rolled out the tablet program a month ago, and inmates are able to use them throughout the day. On top of listening to music, playing games,and texting they can also use them to read articles, magazines and religious materials, as well as to view the facility handbook. Continue Reading

Partnership to provide free video visits for children with incarcerated loved ones

The Advocate Messenger – July 18, 2019

Partnership to provide free video visits for children with incarcerated loved ones – Video visitation offers benefits to both the children impacted by incarceration and their loved ones behind bars. Continue Reading

Boyd Fiscal Court makes approvals for jail

The Daily Independent – July 13, 2019

The New Tech bid will allow for the jail to replace security cameras, install a new control panel and intercoms and install a new keycard lock conversion. Continue Reading

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation Partners with GTL to Offer Video Visitation Between Children and Incarcerated Parents

ABC 7 News – July 12, 2019

Due to their situations, many of these kids do not have contact with their incarcerated loved ones. Through GTL’s generosity, we are now able to help a different child each week communicate with an incarcerated loved one-talk to them, see their face, share experiences, and lift everyone’s spirits. Continue Reading

Free video visitation for children of inmates thanks to Frankfort foundation’s partnership

Associated Press / Fox 56 – July 12, 2019

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation (WJRF), which advocates for and serves Central Kentucky children and youth impacted by incarceration, announced today that it has started a new initiative with GTL to offer one hour of free video visitation time each week for a child to talk to a loved one currently incarcerated in a correctional facility. Continue Reading

Madison County Detention Center Implements GTL Services

CorrectionalNEWS – July 8, 2019

GTL recently announced that the Madison County Detention Center in Richmond has installed a new inmate telephone system to increase meaningful connections between inmates and their loved ones. Continue Reading

The Buzz: MCDC Updates Communication Technology

Richmond Register – July 6, 2019

“Starting today, GTL is the new inmate communication provider for the Madison County Detention Center,” said Jailer Steve Tussey in a press release sent out Tuesday. Continue Reading

Madison County Detention Center Implements GTL Services

American Security Today – July 2, 2019

“This new, intuitive technology not only better connects friends and family members to their incarcerated loved ones, it also provides security and investigation capabilities to the jail that allows us to increase security and safety.” Continue Reading

Video visitation to replace in-person visits at jail, detention center

Kenosha News – June 10, 2019

“Definitely the inmates will have more contact with their friends and family (with the new policy), especially using the off-site visitation,” Hannah said. Continue Reading

Editorial: Pros Outweigh Cons in Inmate Tablet Debate

The State Journal Editorial – June 6, 2019

We believe it’s a conglomeration of all three. The inmates are serving their time for their crimes and the tablets seem to pose no threat to public safety. Continue Reading

Franklin County Regional Jail Enters Inmate Tablet Era

The State Journal – June 5, 2019

The tablets came at no cost to the jail, officials said. GTL charges inmates for use of some services and reimburses the jail’s commissary for administrators allowing them into the jail, effectively generating revenue for FCRJ. Continue Reading

CRN IMPACT Awards: Ericom cuts prison violence, call costs

Connecting the Australian Channel – May 17, 2019

To alleviate the pressure, Ericom installed IP screen-phones from corrections technology specialist Global Tel Link. Many of the phones are in cells, where they provide voice and video calls. Importantly, the devices can also show videos, training material, or e-books. Continue Reading

Regional jail expands visitation opportunities — virtually

WY Daily – May 14, 2019

Video chats have become a common way to communicate with family and friends across the world — now, it’s possible even when that family member or friend is in jail. Continue Reading

Allen County Jail adds video visitation feature

WANE 15 News – May 13, 2019

The Allen County Jail is adding video visitation capabilities for inmates. It will not cost tax payers any extra money. Continue Reading

Lucas County jail adds computer tablets for inmate use

The Blade – May 6, 2019

The Lucas County jail recently acquired dozens of tablets for inmate use, a technology upgrade that will be used for streaming movies and connecting those incarcerated with their loved ones and others at home. Continue Reading

Currency and Confinement

Cape Breton Post – April 15, 2019

A kiosk set up in the entrance of the building — owned by Synergy, a Texas-based inmate communications company — allows for anyone to make such transfers, using cash or a credit card– in which the funds would be instantly available to the inmate in their trust account. Continue Reading

Allen County Jail adds video visitation feature – March 13, 2019

“Generally on a visitation night, for whatever block, the lobby would be full of people, you’ve got to sign everybody in, pat everybody down, take their belongings before we take them into a secure area.” Lt. David Butler said. The jail has calculated that 5,000 man hours will be saved for the staff. Continue Reading

Free phone calls for youthful offenders in Mecklenburg County jail

WBTV On Your Side – February 17, 2019

It erases the barrier of cost which a lot them were fighting against,” Director of Youth Programs Dr. Keith Cradle said. Continue Reading

Officials OK contracts to increase revenues, savings at Cambria County Prison

The Tribune-Democrat, February 13, 2019

The county has already approved the contract, which will give Cambria County inmates access to electronic tablets. Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office to begin providing free phone calls for juveniles in Mecklenburg County jail

WBTV On Your Side – February 12, 2019

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to no longer charge juveniles in custody any fees for using phones at the county jail. Continue Reading

You don’t have to drive to the jail in Virginia Beach to visit your loved ones. Here’s why

Southside Daily – February 8, 2019

Inmates at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center now have access to 250 “secure, correctional-grade” tablets to use for a wide range of services, including web-based visitation. Continue Reading

Virginia Jail’s Video Calling System Replaces In-Person Visits

Prison Legal News – February 5, 2019

Three months later, in July 2018, a new video calling system was finally installed by a different vendor, GTL. The new system, which uses tablets, was cited as being more convenient. Continue Reading

New tablets at Virginia Beach jail allow inmates to call family, play games, watch movies

The Virginian Pilot – February 2, 2019

The devices were supplied to the jail free of charge by GTL, a Northern Virginia tech firm that specializes in technology for jails and prisons, according to the sheriff’s department. Continue Reading

APNewsBreak: SC inmates to get tablets for movies, calling

AP News – January 17, 2019

South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services. Continue Reading