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GTL Acquires Inmate Education Systems Provider Innertainment Delivery Systems.

M2 EQUITYBITES-February 24, 2017-GTL Acquires Inmate Education Systems Provider Innertainment Delivery Systems


24 February 2017 - US-based correctional technology and payment services solutions company GTL has acquired US-based inmate education systems provider Innertainment Delivery Systems, the company said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IDS was founded by Dr. Turner Nashe, Jr. and Phylanice Nashe, J.D. in 2009.

The acquisition is GTL's most recent investment in tools that provide its customers with solutions for inmate rehabilitation and successful reentry, both of which reduce recidivism rates.

IDS provides standard and customized course work to incarcerated individuals, including life skills, vocational skills, preparation for high school equivalency exams, professional certifications, and diplomas.

Additionally, IDS provides continued access to educational programmes for inmates released on probation or parole and offers professional workforce development programs for corrections and community corrections staff.

Last year, GTL launched an education management offering for corrections professionals and inmates. GTL's Inspire tablets provide the most secure educational platforms available, which also aligns with the US government's Pell Grant initiative for inmates.

GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains several regional offices across the country.

IDS offers solutions to federal, state, and local governments that allow them to offer educational opportunities to inmates, probationers, and parolees. It also provides workforce development solutions for corrections officers, probation officers, and parole officers. IDS was founded in 2009 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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