History

For more than 30 years, corrections industry constituents – facilities, inmates, and the family and friends of inmates – have relied on Securus Technologies and its predecessor organizations for technology solutions designed to fulfill their specialized needs.  In recent years, Securus has strategically executed a revolutionary growth plan by acquiring organizations offering complimentary products and services beyond communications, fortifying Securus’ position in the industry as the leading provider of full-spectrum civil and criminal justice technology solutions. We will continue to build our story by connecting what matters to our partners and customers. Please explore our timeline.
2018
  • Securus acquires GovPayNet and expands its payment process services
2017
  • Securus acquires Jobview to help inmates with employment
  • Securus launches The Securus Foundation to lower recidivism and ease reentry
2016
  • Securus partners with Harris Corp., Corresoft and Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • Securus acquires PHDMedical
2015
  • Securus rebrands and opens a Technology Center
  • Securus acquires CellBlox, JPay, Guarded Exchange and Cara Clinicals
  • Securus launched the industry’s most comprehensive set of inmate services with the ConnectUs operating system, the first inmate-facing operating system of its kind on the market, which automates critical operations for corrections agencies while delivering unlimited applications to inmates
  • Securus acquired CellBlox, a leading provider of Managed Access Systems (MAS) that limit the use of contraband wireless units in prisons and jails
2014
  • Securus acquired exclusive rights to Jobview’s 2nd Chance™ application where Securus will distribute their application throughout the corrections industry to help reduce recidivism
  • Securus entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Vanu, Inc. where Securus will provide managed wireless access systems that will limit the use of contraband wireless units in prisons and jails in the United States
  • Securus installed the largest corrections video visitation project in the United States for Maricopa County, Arizona, with construction of a 600 Video Visitation Terminal Project allowing inmates to receive worldwide video calls
  • Securus purchased selected assets from General Security Services Corporation (“GSSC”) adding additional services to its industry-leading GPS offender monitoring business and expanding base of customers for STOP
  • Securus acquired JLG Technologies and affiliated companies, the leading supplier of continuous voice biometric analysis and investigative tools to the corrections and law enforcement sectors
  • Securus acquired Telerus, the leading provider of sophisticated automated interactive voice response systems to the corrections sector throughout the United States
2013
  • Securus acquired Satellite Tracking of People (STOP), LLC., the leading provider of active global positioning systems (GPS) based offender monitoring devices in the United States
  • Securus acquired Archonix Systems, LLC, the leading provider of jail management systems, emergency dispatch, court monitoring, and business intelligence systems for the corrections, law enforcement, government services, and emergency management sectors
  • Securus launched newly redesigned Website and account management portal, Securus Online, transforming the family and friend customer experience by providing a new, mobile-enabled Web experience that unifies all Securus communication services under one account
  • Abry Partners acquired Securus Technologies from Castle Harlan
2012
  • Securus acquired DirectHit Systems, Inc., a provider of sophisticated investigative, data analysis tools for law enforcement and corrections clients (THREADS™ Product)
  • Securus acquired Primonics, Inc., a leading provider of video visitation services to the corrections industry
2011
  • Castle Harlan acquired Securus Technologies from H.I.G. Capital
  • Securus completed transformation of its sophisticated customer service call center to a 225 set in-sourced operation providing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, in order to support the largest and best-equipped call center in the industry
2008
  • A completely new management is brought to lead Securus
2007
  • Securus Call Platform (SCP) debuts for correctional facilities
2004
  • H.I.G. Capital acquired all outstanding Evercom stock. The merger of the two correctional industry giants—T-Netix, Inc. and Evercom Systems, Inc.—formed the company, Securus Technologies, Inc.
  • H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm with more than $1 billion of equity capital under management, purchased the outstanding shares of T-Netix, Inc. common stock.
1996
  • Evercom Systems, Inc., formerly Talton Holdings, was incorporated. Over the next several years, Evercom grew through acquisition. The company acquired several inmate telephone service providers across the United States with a strategy built on becoming the leading correctional industry telecom provider to facilities nationwide
1992
  • T-Netix, Inc. acquired eight affiliated companies in the inmate phone business and the assets of two other companies
1988
  • Tele-Matic merged with Star Ventures, Inc.
1986
  • T-Netix, Inc. began under the name Tele-Matic Corporation, which was incorporated in 1986