Global Tel*Link Corporation is a provider of telecom, software and technology products and services to inmates, investigators and administrators in the corrections industry. The Company's software is primarily utilized by corrections officers and investigators to monitor inmates' calls and prevent fraud through the use of call-forwarding detection and biometric caller identification. GTL's contracts are typically directly with the correctional facility or state and local governments and have a duration of three to five years. In addition, its contracts usually designate GTL to be the exclusive provider of telecom services to inmates. At the time of its sale in 2011, the Company served approximately 970,000 inmates at 1,400 facilities in 38 states and 400 counties.