DALLAS, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and investigative technologies, today announced it has implemented MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer company, as a payment provider for cash payments. This new agreement adds 35,000 new payment locations where customers can add money to their prepaid AdvanceConnnect accounts, pay their Direct Bill accounts, or fund Inmate Debit accounts.
"Securus is focused on 'Connecting What Matters™'. With our new agreement with MoneyGram, we're connecting our consumers to new and convenient ways to fund their accounts," said Russell Roberts, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Securus Technologies. "MoneyGram brings dozens of prominent retailers to our existing channels, providing a comprehensive set of payment solutions to the market," said Roberts.
MoneyGram capitalizes on the cash payment market through some of the largest retailers where consumers are already shopping. "The cash only market is very relevant to our consumers. MoneyGram is a good strategic collaborator and a well-known brand," said Matthew Smith, Manager of Product Management at Securus.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest providers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,200 correctional facilities and more than 850,000 inmates nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus' sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, TX, including four regional offices in the Dallas metro area as well as one in Atlanta, GA. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustech.net.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.