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Securus Technologies Brings on a New Subsidiary

Securus Technologies is the premier leader in prison and inmate technology-based services. On January 4, 2018, the company announced that they have agreed to acquire GovPayNet. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, per company policy. Mark MacKenzie, the CEO of GovPayNet, said of the deal, “We are looking forward to expanding our capabilities under Securus Technologies“. He will stay on as Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis-based government payment processor.


GovPayNet is a leading credit and debit payment processor with contracts in 35 states, covering over 26% of counties in the U.S., with over 2,300 agencies. They provide processing for a multitude of payments made to those agencies to include cash bail, traffic fines, criminal fines, property tax, and court fees, among others. Together, with this acquisition and the July of 2015 acquisition of fellow processor JPay, Securus now has the capability to process over 40 million payments per year.


Securus Technologies is a prison and inmate technology holding company headquartered in the Dallas, Texas area with three other offices in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1986 and has over 20 different subsidiaries providing a wide range of technology-based services to over 1.2 million inmates, and 3,500 correction facilities in North America. These services include, but are not limited to, inmate self-service, video and phone conferencing, video monitoring and surveillance, commissary accounts, biometric analysis, inmate and parolee tracking, and .


The CEO and President of Securus, Robert “Bob” Pickens said about the deal, in part, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” Some of Securus’ subsidiaries include CellBlox, JPay, Telerus, Direct Hit Systems, JLG ICER Technologies, and Evercom. They employee over 1,000 employees in their four regional offices and, prior to 1999, the company was known as TZ Holdings, Incorporated.


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Securus Technologies Fights Crime

I will always give my business to a company who also engages and social entrepreneurship. The reason I do this is because those companies are using their product to make our world a better place. One such company who is doing this is Securus Technologies.


Securus Technologies has committed itself and its products to ending inmate on inmate crime. Using advanced technology, they are able to monitor and control the contraband phones that many inmates have. This stops inmates from communicating with those outside, and also stops them for planning how the hurt other inmates inside the jail cell.


Nearly 2,400 correctional facilities use Securus Technologies. Each correctional facility that uses Securus Technologies has reported that morale amongst the police force is higher than it has ever been. This is because Securus Technologies makes him feel safer, better able to handle situations, and makes tracking down crimes much easier.


Securus Technologies plans to continue growing in the future. The company started in the year 1986 in the state of Texas. Since then though, they have grown to have offices in Dallas, Allen, and Carrollton, Texas, as well as Atlanta Georgia.


Securus Technologies utilizes there 1,000 people workforce to produce great technologies that are better able to handle public safety concerns, investigations,corrections, and monitoring of crime. Securus Technologies has put such an emphasis on research and development, they are able to produce a brand new product every week. This is the direct result of investing over 600 million dollars into this department. Such investing has been able to produce new initiatives such as the Wireless Containment Solutions and Cell Defender.


After partnering with Harris Corporation in 2016, Securus Technologies has seen business go up dramatically. It seems that they will continue being the leading company in this area for some time.