Securus Technologies, a leading correctional facility support provider, has recently acquired GovPayNet, a leading governmental payment processor. To make its services more affordable and accessible, Securus has made several acquisitions over the years. Securus has over 30 years in business, and GovPayNet has over 20 years of experience. GovPayNet is used for payment processing for things like criminal background checks, court costs, traffic citation payments, and many other items collected by government agencies.

 

Securus Technologies is well known in the industry. The company serves thousands of agencies and has served well over 1.2 inmates, plus their loved ones. Keeping facilities safe and keeping inmates connected with their friends and family is what they’re known for. In recent years, Securus Technologies has been able to reduce the costs of calling and other communications. This is a great accomplishment, as it’s been a concern for many years that the costs were becoming prohibitive. Implementing alternative services to communicate, such as video visitation, email, and voicemail has also reduced the cost, allowing people to connect more often. The addition of the recent acquisitions has been made in part to advance technology at a much faster pace, as well as, streamlining the process for all parties involved to create a one-stop shopping experience, further decreasing costs.

 

Another recent addition to the Securus family is JPay. This company is also involved in financial transactions, more specifically, money and wire transfers. Monitoring services have also increased in recent years, making the facilities much safer. These services have also been used to help in the investigation of criminal cases, and to monitor employee relations inside the facilities. Wireless containment systems are also being introduced into facilities, to reduce the use of contraband cell phones. These devices prevent calls and text messages from being sent. With the increase of technological presence, all those involved in the process will enjoy a better quality of life now and as new technology is developed.