Dallas, Texas is the home of the premiere prison technology company, Securus Technologies. The company announced in early January 2018 that they have reached a deal to purchase payment processor, GovPayNet, for an undisclosed amount of compensation. The deal comes just 2.5 years after the company acquired fellow processor, JPay, in July of 2015. This now makes Securus Technologies the number one processor of government debit and credit payments in the United States. They will now have the capability to process over 4 million credit and debit payments a year. CEO of GovPayNet, Mark MacKenzie, will stay on board as CEO of the company that is headquartered in Indianapolis.
The move is the latest in a large number of company acquisitions for Securus, as the company continues to expand its market share. CEO Bob Pickens is excited about the acquisition and he believes that the move, along with the 2015 purchase of JPay, will create record revenue for the prison technology company.
Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies provides a host of civil and criminal justice technology services to over 3,500 correctional facilities and 1.2 million inmates in the United States. Some of the services they provide include inmate self-service, phone and video conferencing, payment processing, biometric analysis, inmate and parolee tracking, among a host of others. The company employees over 1,000 people across four offices in the southern United States.
If you were given the opportunity to make prisons a safer place for inmates, would you want to help them? For those who are behind bars and the workers who work to keep them under control, Securus Technologies is looking to find a way to make the prison safer for all.
Securus Technologies is approached each year to find a new way to create a safer place for inmates and correctional officers who work in the field. It is during the year that they plan, promote, fulfill the need for products and services to be used by inmates and officers.
There is a reason why there is a limit on the items that inmates can have access to while in prison. The lack of personal cell phones is to help keep inmates safe as well as keeping them under watch while in prison. If the inmates are given the opportunity to make phone calls, they are then free to call anyone. This could cause a problem for those who are testifying against them as well as creating a tamper with witness charge.
The prevention of cell phones is just one thing that Securus is doing to prevent phones from falling into the hands of inmates. The use of a device to cut off the mobile signal from inside of the prison is helping to keep contraband under control within the prison walls.
If you are charged with something that you are awaiting trial for, you might discuss the facts surrounding the case which then can be used against them or to help them during a trial. The phone calls made from the prison system will be able to be heard by others. If need be, the chance to subpoena the phone records can either help or break a case.
Securus Technologies, a leading inmates communications firm, recently invested $200 million in increasing access to technology that allows inmates to keep in touch with their families. The firm released this information in a press release published on PR Newswire.
The firm continues to expand its holdings and negotiates with prisons to provide services. Its most recent offerings include allowing video visitation systems, completing more audio calls, and offering add-on services to inmates. The company continues to offer security solutions to private correctional institutions. It offers recording systems that allows corrections officials to track down and prevent potential criminal activity.
The company has been working to bring the price of the cost calls down while increasing the amount of revenues it causes. It negotiates carefully with correctional institutions to make sure that the institutions get the maximum profit and that inmates pay the lowest possible price for collect calls.
The inmates communications company does more than just provide inmates communications. It helps facilities track down and prevent the use of contraband cell phones. It recently expanded its offerings into letting inmates rent tablets during their incarcerations. It also provides mobile devices for free to inmates who are enrolled in educational programs within a correctional facility.