Securus Technologies owns over 20 subsidiaries that provide technology services to government agencies to include JPay, Satellite Tracking of People, Telerus, T-Netix, and a host of others. You can now add government payment processing giant, GovPayNet, to the list. Chief Operating Officer of Securus Technologies announce in early January that the company has reached an agreement to purchase GovPayNet. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chief Operating Officer of GovPayNet, Mark MacKenzie, will continue to be CEO after the acquisition. This moves now allows Securus to process over 4 million payments for government agencies per year, making them a leader in the game.
GovPayNet has current contracts to provide payment processing for nearly 3,600 agencies in 35 states, covering nearly 30% of counties. They are located in Indianapolis and have been in operation since 1997. MacKenzie said of the deal, “We are looking forward to expanding our capabilities under Securus Technologies. We have a great team and cutting-edge solutions.”
Securus Technologies is a prison and inmate technology holding company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. They employee over 1,000 people in four locations. They have over 20 subsidiaries providing services to over 3,500 corrections facilities all over North America. A few of the subsidiaries that operate under the company are JPay, JOBView, CellBlox, and Voice Analytics. Securus continues to look for other companies to acquire to expand their infrastructure and quality of service.