On January 4th of this year, Securus Technologies of Dallas- TX announced that they have acquired government payment processor, GovPayNet. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but GovPayNet will continue to operate under that name. The deal is part of Securus’ plan to expand their debit and credit payment processing business. GovPayNet currently has contracts with over 3,500 government agencies, covering over 26 of U.S. counties. Bob Pickens, CEO of Securus, looks forward to expanding and streamlining services to current customers and securing more contracts in the future. GovPayNet is headquartered in Indianapolis and has been in operation since 1997.
Securus Technologies is a prison technology company that has expanded its services over the past decade by purchasing over 20 companies, making it the largest of its kind in the United States. The company provides inmate self-service in the form of phone, video, and surveillance services. They also provide biometric analysis, incident and emergency management, and investigative services to government agencies. Their corporate office is located in the Dallas, TX area and they employee over 1,000 people in 3 other regional offices. With the acquisition, they estimate to have the capability to process over 4 million debit and credit payments each year.