GovPayNet has recently joined the Securus Technologies family in a recent acquisition. Securus Technologies, having been in business for over 30 years and headquartered in Dallas, Texas has done this to increase technology and services in their industry of correctional facility support. Among the more popular services provided by Securus is calling, video visitation, voicemail, and email. GovPayNet has been in business for over 20 years and provides payment processing for many government agencies. Among the types of payments they process are probation fees, traffic citations, court costs, background checks, and many more.
Over the years, Securus Technologies has purchased several other companies to add to its portfolio. The benefit of doing this is that they can provide more services, at a much more affordable cost. The technology is used for things like wireless containment systems, and monitoring has yielded much more favorable and safer conditions inside correctional establishments. The monitoring systems alone have helped to crack many cases and resolve unethical behavior of facility employees. While connecting inmates with their world outside is a top priority, the other innovations benefit not only the correctional process but society as well.
JPay is another recent acquisition and provides similar services to GovPayNet. The company has made it possible for inmates to purchase tablet devices to use while incarcerated. Aside from a limited amount of entertainment, the tablets are loaded with educational software. This affords inmates the opportunity to sharpen their skills prior to being released. As finding gainful employment is known to be among the top concerns of released inmates, this should make the challenge a bit easier. Safety in facilities is also increased with enhanced technology. Wireless containment systems crack down on contraband communications. Phone calls and text messages are intercepted prior to being sent. The acquisition will most likely be beneficial for not only the companies but also those involved throughout the process.