GovPayNet is one of the premier debit and credit payment processors for government agencies. As of January 4th of 2018, they announced that the company has been acquired by prison technology company, Securus Technologies This move is just the latest in a large number of company acquisitions by Securus in the recent past. It will give Securus the capability to process in excess of 4 million payments per year and make the company the largest of its kind in the United States. GovPayNet will continue to operate under its current name and CEO, Mark MacKenzie, will continue run the show at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis.
Securus Technologies is an inmate and prison technology giant based in Dallas, Texas with 3 other regional offices in the United States. The company provides inmate self-service to over 1.2 inmates in correctional facilities across North America. They provide phone and video conferencing technology, biometric analysis, payment processing, monitoring products, and more to over 3,500 facilities. The company employees over 1,00 people across its four office locations and has been in operation since 1986. GovPayNet has currently has contracts with over 2,300 governmental agencies that cover over 26% of counties in the country. It was founded in 1997.