When a major incident, such as a homicide, happens at a correctional facility, steps are taken to secure the area: the facility is locked down, visits are cancelled, and additional staff members are called in to assist. As the investigation begins, investigative staff begin gathering evidence, conducting interviews, and in some facilities, engaging GTL's intelligence analysts. Analysts play a crucial role in any investigation and are even more valuable in security-related incidents.
In response to a recent homicide, one of GTL's customer facilities engaged their on-site GTL analysts to assist in mining data while investigators tended to other time-sensitive tasks. The analysts were quick to engage, leveraging the GTL Data IQ application to map out the victim's network. Focusing in on an area of suspicious connectivity, analysts identified the suspect and informed correctional officials, who corroborated the information and seized the suspected offender from his cell.
“This type of coordinated effort and expertise brings significant value to facilities that have multiple sources of data to sift through during investigations such as telephone systems, visitation logs, financial transactions, and more,” said Mitch Volkart, GTL Senior Product Manager, Intelligence Tools. “Investigators can easily identify actionable intelligence by using GTL Data IQ to consolidate all of this information in a single user interface, and GTL's intelligence analysts can add their experience to investigative teams without a facility needing to look outside their circle of trusted partners for additional resources.”
To learn more about how GTL's data analysis tools can assist an investigative team in visually analyzing a large and complex data set to find inmate-based fraud schemes, expose suspicious patterns, or discover hidden networks, contact GTL today.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates. With the recent acquisition of Telmate, GTL has strengthened its suite of solutions for the corrections industry and expanded its community corrections portfolio with Telmate Guardian, a smartphone-based GPS monitoring solution. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada, including 33 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and many large city/county/provincial facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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