Market Overview

Sentinel and GTL Form Partnership to Provide Offender Tracking and Monitoring Technology


Corrections, probation, parole, and community corrections agencies
will now have access to full offerings of tracking and monitoring
products provided by both companies

Offender Services
and GTL
today announced that they have teamed up to collaborate on advancements
in the areas of offender tracking and monitoring technology.

GTL offers best-of-breed corrections technology, payment services, and
educational solutions to a broad set of customers, ranging from
corrections and community corrections to government and law enforcement.
GTL's innovative offender monitoring solution, Guardian, is used by
probation, parole, and community corrections professionals to supervise
low- to mid-risk offenders. Guardian is the most robust smartphone-based
offender tracking program on the market with multiple detection,
interaction, and reminder features.

Sentinel provides comprehensive, customizable, and scalable case
management and offender management services that include hardware,
software, support from local community-based personnel, and
best-in-class 24/7/365 monitoring capabilities. Sentinel offers its
customers an array of GPS, RF, and alcohol monitoring hardware and
web-based electronic monitoring and tracking platforms to help them more
effectively and efficiently manage their offender populations.

Through this collaboration, GTL will offer the Sentinel suite of
offender tracking and monitoring products and Sentinel will offer
Guardian. This will allow both companies to provide a wide range of
services to corrections, probation, parole, and community corrections
agencies that pertain to the entire cycle of incarceration from initial
arrest through probation and parole.

"Teaming with Sentinel highlights GTL's dedication to expanding our
community corrections offerings and provides agencies with the
monitoring solutions that they need to efficiently and effectively
manage probationers and parolees," said Dan Burgess, Executive Vice
President, Strategy and Business Development, GTL. "With more inmates
going back into mainstream society, agencies need tools to help with
rehabilitation and reintegration, and the combined offerings of GTL and
Sentinel will provide that assistance."

"We are thrilled about our growing relationship with GTL and what it
brings to Sentinel and our customers," said Mark Contestabile, Chief
Business Development Officer, Sentinel. "The combination of GTL and
Sentinel allows our customers to benefit from the Guardian solution
while providing GTL customers direct access to Sentinel's suite of
electronic monitoring technologies. This partnership allows us to
introduce new technologies and solutions to our customers through our
SentinelDNA web-based monitoring platform. The immediate future is
exciting for all of us as we collaborate on technology advancements and
new product development."

The offender management and tracking products offered by Sentinel and
GTL aid in re-entry by fostering enrollee freedom, trust, and
independence. They also provide case managers a simple solution that is
customizable, controllable, and reportable. GTL and Sentinel are focused
on the ultimate goal of reducing recidivism, and these technologies help
keep released inmates on the path to becoming productive members of

About Sentinel

Sentinel Offender Services, LLC has been a trusted partner of community
corrections, courts and law enforcement since 1993. Sentinel has a rich
history of innovation and pioneered the offender-funded monitoring model
that is now used extensively throughout the United States. For more than
25 years Sentinel has focused on one goal: Reducing recidivism rates
through comprehensive monitoring and effective supervision of offender
populations. Sentinel's continued growth and success can be attributed
to its breadth of experience and its ability to consistently deliver
world-class customer service, innovative products and programs and
creating effective solutions to meet the needs of our clients and the
communities they serve. To learn more, please visit
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About GTL

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 more
than 30 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
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