Securus Technologies Takes a Large Bite Out of Payment Processing Pie

Securus Technologies is continuing to acquire subsidiaries in 2018, announcing the purchase of payment processor, GovPayNet. The move, along with the purchase of JPay in 2015, makes Securus a big fish in the sea of government debit and credit payment processing industry. GovPayNet was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark MacKenzie, CEO of the company, is excited about the acquisition and he will remain in his current position. This is the latest acquisition made by the holding company that caters to government agencies like law enforcement and corrections facilities.


Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies has become the premier provider of inmate technology solutions for over 30 years. The company via their more than 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries, creates one product per week (on average) that helps prevent or solves crimes. Their companies provide technology-based products to over 3,600 corrections facilities and law enforcement agencies in North America. Their services include, but are not limited to, inmate self-service, telecommunications, monitoring/surveillance services, inmate and parolee tracking, and biometric analysis.


The CEO and President of Securus Technologies, effective January of 2018, is Bob Pickens. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas but has three other offices in the southern United States. They employ in excess of 1,300 people and are Better Business Bureau-accredited, with an A+ rating.