Inmates can now purchase a subscription with access to over 40,000 downloadable eBooks
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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 17, 2017 – GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced it is now offering eBooks subscription options through the Inspire® inmate tablet. The Inspire eBooks application allows inmates to browse a vast library of reading material from categories, including fiction, non-fiction, classics, educational, vocational, self-help and more. Inmates can subscribe to the Inspire eBooks service – similar to GTL’s other Inspire subscription services such as streaming music and game center.
“There are many benefits for a facility to provide eBooks services with existing library and educational services,” said Brian Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications & Hardware at GTL. “This latest Inspire offering is designed from the ground up for the corrections environment to provide a secure, affordable, and efficient method for delivering literature to every inmate. Facilities also increase security by eliminating paper copies of books as another method of delivering contraband and the need to escort inmates to prison and jail libraries.”
With eBooks, inmates benefit from a greatly expanded world of literature options which enables them to improve upon vocabulary and reading comprehension skills, and develop creativity and self-image – increasing the likelihood of employment upon reentry. This expansive e-reading catalogue offered through the Inspire eBooks application accommodates all skill levels and reading preferences within an inmate population. “We’re noticing a shift in the corrections industry towards e-reading technology for educational purposes, particularly as studies have shown education is a path to reduced recidivism rates,” added Brian Peters.
Inspire’s latest application subscription, eBooks, provides inmates a digital e-reading experience with the ability to search and select from a library of over 40,000 books of their choice, save books on their ‘bookshelf’ using a customized bookmarking feature to save a page and pick up reading where they left off. To learn more about the GTL Inspire® inmate tablet’s offerings or for a product demonstration, contact GTL today.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50, which comprise 1.9 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
GTL’s ConnectNetwork is the one-stop resource for friends and family members to connect with their incarcerated loved ones. Friends and family can deposit money into an inmate’s accounts, schedule and conduct video visits, and send messages. To learn more about ConnectNetwork, please visit www.connectnetwork.com. You can also view us on Facebook and Twitter.
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