GTL Creates Virtual Reality Platform for Prisons
GTL announced that it created a VR platform for corrections that will be tested by an inmate control group to bring real world experiences to jails and prisons.
VR Headset with Educational Content Brings for Inmates
GTL is an innovation leader in education solutions and correctional technology that help inmate rehabilitation. The company also develops payment services solutions for government agencies.
The new system consists of a unique VR headset, educational content, and a learning management system that are specifically designed to recreate real-world experiences for incarcerated inmates.
“I believe the most important use for this technology is simulating difficult situations for inmates that they must work through on their own, while still having a safety net,” said Dr. Turner Nashe, GTL Senior Vice President of Educational Services. “An inmate with anger issues could be placed in a situation where they must deal with that emotion. There would still be controls to manage the situation if the inmate’s anger gets out of control. They can also continually work through their issues until they are able to control their reactions.”
GTL’s virtual reality content could also be used to:
- Provide educational content in an immersive, engaging way
- Help inmates in solitary confinement feel less isolated
- Help inmates control phobias or conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder
- Teach vocational skills such as plumbing and carpentry
- Virtually travel to different places around the world
- Simulate real-life scenarios (such as a family dispute) in a safe environment
- Combat boredom and promote a safer facility environment by offering games and other entertainment options
“The possibilities are exciting,” continued Dr. Nashe. “Virtual reality provides the ability to positively influence an inmate before re-entry. It’s a great way to better help inmates reintegrate into society.”