Securus is well known as a leader in the provision of criminal and civil justice solutions. Over the years, Securus has striven to continuously modernize incarceration and today, they are the main providers of the technological solutions that exists in thousands of correctional facilities countrywide. Serving up to 1.2 million inmates in North America, Securus has gained a huge market. The firm has also gained a good reputation during this time, as it connects those who are in prison and their families in the outside world while helping to make the world a safer place. In a most recent move, however, the company acquired another firm, GovPayNet, which is also a leading company when it comes to the processing of debit and credit cards.
GovPayNet is responsible for services that allow consumers to process payments and has an extensive reach, serving 25 states and up to 2300 agencies. This number is not to be underestimated as it is approximately 26% of the United States. With over 20 years of experience, the company was established with the aim of helping law enforcement agencies handle credit card payments for bail. Today, the company has grown and is now able to handle not just bail payments but also transactions made for fines, impound and towing fees, monitoring costs, restitution and records fees. The company also currently deals with payments made to treasurers and revenue departments.
Bob Pickens, the President of Securus, welcomed GovPayNet, citing that they are happy to be extending their portfolio to the GovPayNet team. He praised the team’s exceptional services and was equally impressed by how customers were satisfied with their services. He noted that combining with GovPayNet would be a good way to expand into additional segments of the market they are exploring. Mark MacKenzie, CEO of GovPayNet also talked about this acquisition, noting that they would like to improve their capabilities under this new outfit.