Securus Technologies has made its mark with their stronghold on inmate technology systems. In fact, the company creates a new product that is designed to keep the world safer once a week on average. However, they made news in early January by obtaining ownership of government payment processing giant, GovPayNet. This acquisition, along with the 2015 acquisition of processor JPay, shoots Securus to the head of the class in that industry. The combined number of electronic payment transactions per year will now be over 40 million with the move. GovPayNet is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and was first formed in 1997. They have over 20 years of experience in processing debit and credit payments for thousands of government agencies in 35 states. Types of payments the company deals with include parole and probation fees, traffic and criminal fines, property taxes, and business taxes.
Securus Technologies operates out of a corporate office in Dallas, Texas with two other offices in the Lone Star state and one in Atlanta, Georgia. They have over 1,300 employees in the United States, including over 225 at a state-of-the-art call center built in 2014. Securus is a holding company made up of over 20 wholly owned subsidiaries including JPay, Telerus, and CellBlox, among others. Founded in 1986, Securus is the leading provider of inmate technology solutions for over 3,500 corrections facilities in the United States and Mexico.