Securus Technologies continues to become the premier inmate technology company by announcing they have acquired GovPayNet of Indianapolis, Indiana. GovPayNet is a leading electronic credit and debit payment processing for over 2,300 government agencies in the United States. The company processes tax payment, traffic and criminal fines, and a host of other local government payments. They have contracts with agencies in 35 states, covering over 26% of U.S. counties. The Chief Executive Officer of GovPayNet, Mark MacKenzie, expressed his delight by saying, “Combining with the Securus and JPay organizations will significantly accelerate our ability to add services.” MacKenzie will stay on as CEO following the move. CEO of Securus chimed in with, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.”
Securus Technologies plays the leading role in inmate technology-based services, serving over 1.2 million inmates with its phone, video conferencing, commissary accounting, and education products. They also provide payment processing, biometric analysis, cellular network blocking, inmate and parolee tracking, and a host of other services to over 3,500 law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities. The holding company was formed in 1986 and wholly owns over 20 subsidiaries that include CellBlox, Telerus, JPay, T-Netix, and JOBview, among others. The company has its headquarters in Dallas with three other offices with one in Atlanta, Georgia. They have over 1,300 employees, including over 250 employees in a state-of-the-art call center. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Dallas and an A+ rating with the agency.