GovPayNet now has a new owner after agreeing to be purchased by Securus Technologies. The company will retain its name and operations will continue as normal, and they will be just the latest in a long line of acquisitions by Securus. GovPayNet is a leading provider of credit and debit processing for over 2,300 government agencies in 35 states in the United States. With the acquisition, Securus along with their payment processor, JPay, will have the ability to process over 40 million payments per annum. Mark MacKenzie will stay on board as Chief Executive Officer of GovPayNet.
Securus Technologies is a holding company with over 20 subsidiaries providing technological services to over 3,500 law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities. They specialize in providing services to incarcerated inmates as well as crime detection products to law enforcement. They provide inmate self-service, phone and video conferencing, parolee tracking, payment processing, detection software, and many other services.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas and has four other offices in both Texas and Georgia. Their suite of companies include JPay, Telerus, T-Netix, CellBlox, JOBView, and others. They employee over 1,000 people and have been in operation since 1986. The company has accreditation and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Dallas. The CEO and President of Securus is Robert (Bob) Pickens, who was named to the posts effective January 1, 2018.