Securus Technology is pleased to announce that they have acquired electronic payment processor, GovPayNet. The acquisition places GovPayNet into Securus’ expansive list of subsidiaries that have ongoing contracts with thousands of government agencies in the United States and Mexico. Chief Executive Officer of GovPayNet, Mark MacKenzie, said about the deal, ” Combining with the Securus and JPay organizations will significantly accelerate our ability to add services…” The deal for JPay was completed in 2015 and will allow Securus the capability to complete over 40 million payments each year. MacKenzie will remain as CEO of the Indianapolis-based GovPayNet.
The latest move by Securus is one of over 20 acquisitions made by the conglomerate in the past 20 years. Through its subsidiaries, Securus is the largest provider of inmate communications in the United States. The company’s subsidiaries include Telerus, CellBlox, Satellite Tracking of People (STOP), JOBView, T-Netix, Archonix Systems, Car Clinicals, and many others. They have over 3,500 correctional facilities under contract in North America to provide a host of services to include inmate tracking, cellular blocking, phone and video conferencing, commissary accounting, and others. Robert “Bob” Pickens has been with Securus for over a decade and was named CEO and President effective January 1, 2018.
Securus Technologies was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and retains its headquarters there. They also have four other locations, three in Texas and one in Atlanta, Georgia. They provide services to over 1.2 million inmates in both the United States and Mexico. They are one of the largest government contractors in the U.S. and their technology is designed to keep America safe, a promise they have held for over 30 years.