Securus Technologies, a leading holding company that is a provider of telecommunication and technology solutions for law enforcement and corrections agencies, has acquired payment processor GovPayNet. The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions by the company that have made it the premier technology services company in the United States.
GovPayNet is an Indianapolis-based provider of credit and debit payment processing solutions for over 2,300 government agencies in the country. They will act as a subsidiary for Securus, and CEO Mark MacKenzie will continue in his current role in the company. The processor has contracts with agencies in 35 states to provide payment solutions for cash bail, tax collections, traffic and criminal fees, probation fees, and others.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based holding company that provides technology-based services to law enforcement and corrections agencies in North America. The company began in 1986 and has made over 22 acquisitions in the past 15 years, as they continue to grow. They have contracts in place with over 3,500 corrections facilities across the country, providing phone, video, email, security, and detection services. Their subsidiaries include JPay, CellBlox, Telerus, T-Netix, and JOBView, among others. They employ over 1,000 people across four office locations in Texas and Georgia.