GovPayNet Purchased by Securus Technologies

GovPayNet has current contracts to provide electronic credit and debit processing for over 2,300 government agencies in 35 states. In early January the Indianapolis-based company was purchase by inmate technology giant, Securus Technologies. The company will become a subsidiary and continue to operate under its current name, with Mark MacKenzie remaining on as Chief Executive Officer. The move, along with the 2015 deal for JPay, brings Securus’ electronic payment processing capacity to over 40 million payments per year. This makes them the premier player in the space. GovPayNet currently has over 2,300 agencies in 35 states under contract to electronically process cash bail payments, traffic and criminal fines, taxes, probation fees, and other types of payments.


Securus Technology operates and owns over 20 subsidiaries that provide a host of services to government entities. The bulk of their services are providing to law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities. The company also provides phone and video conferencing, educational services, and commissary accounting to over 1.2 million inmates in the United States and Mexico. Securus, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Dallas and has four other regional locations in the Southern United States. The CEO and President of Securus Technologies is Bob Pickens, having been appointed to the position at the beginning of 2018.