Securus Technologies, a leader in inmate and correctional facility management, has recently announced that its growing, yet again. The company has been in business for over 30 years and serves over 1.2 million inmates and several thousand agencies across the US. The acquisition of GovPayNet has recently made headlines. This company is over 20 years old, and processes payments on behalf of governmental agencies. Bail, traffic tickets, court fees and house arrest monitoring fees are just a few of the services they provide. Another recent acquisition was JPay, who is also involved in processing payments for correctional facilities. The acquisitions are most likely to increase the services that Securus Technologies can provide its customers.
Securus Technologies is best known for connecting inmates and their loved ones. In recent years, the company has made a strong effort to make calls and other services more affordable. Other services like video visitation also help families save money by being able to remain in their own home rather than having to travel to a facility. This also eliminates the potential of wasting money if the inmate is required to reschedule due to a lockdown or other unpreventable circumstances. Securus Technologies offers inmates and their family’s flexible solutions to work with nearly any budget or schedule.
Another technology that has recently been made available to inmates is tablet computers. The tablets allow a limited amount of entertainment and include educational software. Being able to sharpen their skills, inmates are more competitive applicants entering the job market after being released. The mergers have also made wireless containment systems possible. WCS units prevent contraband cellular devices from being used within a facility. This is a huge benefit to everyone, as access to unlimited communications with the outside world has been linked to many crimes. Securus Technologies will continue its path to staying ahead with the addition of these new companies under its wing.