Securus Technologies, an industry leader in correctional facility management, is growing again. This Texas-based company with over 30 years’ experience, has acquired GovPayNet. This company is based in Indiana, adding 20 years’ experience of its own. The company specializes in payment processing for thousands of government agencies across the US. The company was founded by a member of law enforcement, who wanted to make it possible to accept cash bail payments. Eventually streamlining the process, he made it a nationally recognized brand. JPay also recently joined Securus Technologies. The company is also in the financial services business and specializes in funding of inmate accounts and money transfers. Together, the three companies are working towards bringing new technology that will change the landscape of the industry.
Wireless containment systems are a much-anticipated technological advance. They work to solve the problem of contraband cellular phone usage in correctional facilities. This is a growing problem and has been featured in many headlines nationwide. The murder of an infant and a retired corrections officer have made the issue a priority for not only Securus Technologies, but lawmakers as well. Lobbying to make the devices mandatory has gained the media’s attention. Committed to solving this problem; Securus Technologies and its newly acquired companies work hard to get the devices into facilities at a faster pace. The technology is promising, and it’s been reported that the testing phase has yielded favorable results.
Securus Technologies has also recently been recognized by the Better Business Bureau. Meeting all the criteria, the BBB recently gave Securus full accreditation. The company also managed to earn an “A+” rating by the organization. With a noteworthy 95 percent customer satisfaction rating, Securus is producing results. It’ll be no surprise if the company is eventually thought of as the authoritarian voice in the world of corrections.