At Securus, we’re committed to connecting what matters®
Securus Technologies provides leading edge civil and criminal justice technology solutions that improve public safety and modernize the incarceration experience. Thousands of public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies rely on Securus for secure, simple and powerful technology solutions that are always accessible and easy to use.
With hundreds of patents and scores of engineers, technologists, designers and thinkers innovating solutions, the technology here is second to none. Securus is committed to being the best provider of high-tech software solutions, with the most product and service offerings of the highest quality that provide the best economics for our customers while maintaining the best customer service in our industry.
From connecting family and friends to those incarcerated… to connecting correctional facility personnel to critical information… to connecting inmates to technology… to connecting the dots for investigative leads… to connecting emergency dispatchers and responders to those in need… Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, verification, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serves more than 3,400 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1.2 million inmates across North America.
The Securus Difference
- Superior, revolutionary technology that is modern, relevant and continuously evolving to meet your needs
- Collective intelligence from more than 2,200 law enforcement and corrections agencies providing unbeatable lead generation
- Largest facility communications provider and the only full spectrum solutions provider in the sector
- Product and service combinations that provide unique, full criminal lifecycle solutions from pre-incarceration incident management through post-incarceration monitoring
- Dedicated to innovation with more than 140 patents and industry-leading R&D investment
Company Fast Facts
- Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Dallas, TX
- Regional offices located in Carrollton, TX; Allen, TX; and Atlanta, GA
- 30 years of experience serving the corrections industry
- Serving approximately 3,400 correctional facilities and more than 1.2 million inmates in 48 states
- In-sourced customer call center and technical support teams that operate 24x7x365
- Industry's number one innovator, with more than 140 patents issued and approximately 90 pending
- Largest team in the industry with approximately 1,300 Associates nationwide
- SAS 70 and Sarbanes-Oxley compliant
- Approximately 150 Field Services team members located within close proximity to the facilities we serve
- Secure Call Platform (SCP) is the leading platform in the industry with more than 2,200 installations
- More than $19 million each year in reinvestment back into the company
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Securus Technologies, Inc. Completes Transaction to Acquire JPay Inc.
Press Release Jul 31, 2015
JPay and Securus team to provide the ultimate platform for digitized payments, communications, entertainment and education in the correctional space.
DALLAS, TX July 31, 2015/PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies announced today that it has signed a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire JPay Inc. JPay is the market leading technology company that introduced electronic payments, email and a host of entertainment and educational related apps to the corrections space, and currently operates in over 33 state prison systems.
"This transaction thrusts Securus into the fastest growing segments in corrections; payments, email and most recently, inmate tablets”, said Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies. "We announced the transaction on April 14, 2015, and since that time we secured the debt and equity funding and necessary approvals from the State and Federal regulatory bodies and closed our transaction yesterday. We now can offer virtually anything that is high tech/software based that correctional agencies need to operate a modern prison or jail effectively. We have admired JPay as an innovative force in our industry for years, and have watched their continued success. It was an opportune time to combine our products and teams," said Smith. "If you want the best products, at the best price, and want a product set that provides the best security while ultimately reducing recidivism – there is now a clear choice that includes Securus and JPay."
"We are always eager to expand our footprint” said Ryan Shapiro, JPay’s CEO. “Our products deliver tremendous value to every constituent; the prison staff, family and friends and of course, the inmate. Our focus is to develop groundbreaking products then gain adoption on a massive scale. With Securus behind us, we can now make that happen in a fraction of the time."
“I credit our team for their relentless pursuit of the company’s vision which is to develop products that make prisons safer, more efficient, and most importantly that enable inmates to transition into good citizens once released, says Shapiro. Securus values our management team and company culture – so we will all stay in place long term to see our vision through - that was very important to me and to Securus." In that regard, Mr. Smith will continue to run JPay as a wholly owned subsidiary of Securus, allowing JPay to continue operating as it does today, but with significant advantages from Securus’ deep relationships and human, product and financial resources.
JPay, based in Miramar, Florida, is the leading provider of inmate payments, email and tablet products, serving 33 state Department of Corrections and over 1.6 million inmates. The use of these technologies greatly enhances the correctional agency's ability to stop crime, reduce waste, and reduce recidivism. JPay, fully licensed money transmitter, was founded in 2002 as a payments company and later evolved to include a digital platform that combines tablets, kiosks, and an inmate cloud. The digital platform gives inmates access to email, music, books, games, shopping and education. To learn more about JPay's full suite of technology solutions, visit www.jpay.com.
ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 2,600 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,000,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.
I am a firm believer in customer service and Securus seems to pride itself in providing great customer service. In this day and age of ever-changing technology, Securus has stayed ahead of the game by consistently looking for ways to make it easier for inmates, inmates's families, and most of all, Sheriff Department's personnel.County Sheriff's Office, Illinois