Full Steam Ahead For Securus Technologies

GovPayNet has reached a deal with Securus Technologies which will allow the company to be acquired by the prison technology leader. This deal further cements Securus as the leader in inmate technology services and makes their future look extremely bright. Citing company policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the deal will allow Mark MacKenzie to stay on board as the Chief Executive Officer of GovpayNet. The company is a leading payment processor for over 2,300 agencies in 35 states in the United States. Their contracts cover over 26% of counties in those states.

 

This move by Securus, combined with their 2015 acquisition of JPay, will allow them to process over 4 million payments made to government agencies on a yearly basis. It further increases their market share and sets them up to be the nation’s number one provider of technological services to government. With GovPayNet now a subsidiary, Securus now has over 20 subsidiaries providing a wide range of services to many agencies in North America. Over 3,500 agencies use the services of Securus Technology subsidiaries and the number is set to grow.

 

Securus Technologies provides inmate self-service, commissary account management, inmate and parolee tracking, video conferencing, payment processing, biometric analysis, and a number of technological services to jails and corrections facilities. They have been around for over 30 years, as they were founded in Dallas, Texas in 1986. They operate under a number of subsidiaries to include JPay, Voice Analytics, Telerus, CellBlox, Cara Clinicals, Satellite Tracking of People, and many others. The move to acquire GovPayNet will further bolster the company’s infrastructure as they continue to look for new and better ways to provide more quality services to their customers. They have locations in Dallas as well as three other offices in the Southern United States.

Using Securus Technologies to Apprehend Wanted Criminals

As a member of the fugitive task force, my job is making sure the most wanted criminals in our region are brought to justice as quickly as possible. Each day they are able to lurk in the shadows puts each one of the city residents at risk.

 

In order to catch these fugitives in as timely manner as possible, we post as much information as we can online to get a buzz on social media. They we utilize the news stations in the area to put this person on the television so anyone in the area can identify them and help get us on the trail. We even use informants to help, but these leads are not as effective as in the past simply because of the violence involved. No one wants to put their family at risk for a few dollars in reward money.

 

We received a call from the local jail that Securus Technologies installed a new phone system and they were training the corrections officers on the equipment. We decided to join in on the fun to see what all the buzz was about. This incredible LBS software gives the officers the ability to be able to identify chatter across multiple channels when the inmates are talking about certain things. The team has already been able to identify conversations the inmates were having about using drugs in their cells.

 

On a hunch, we decided to see if our suspect was the topic of any conversations, and we got a hit. Seems his second cousin was doing time and was inquiring with family if they were having trouble keeping him hidden, He unknowingly led us right to where the suspect was hiding, something we could not have discovered with the Securus Technologies system monitoring inmate calls in prison.