The Keefe Group is a privately owned conglomerate based in St Louis, Missouri. We are involved in the provision of consumer goods, communications, and technology solutions to correctional facilities. We are focused on the unique requirements of the correctional populations and related services. We supply foods, personal care products, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and electronics among other items. The Keefe Group enables electronic payments and billing. We also manage communications in correctional facilities through ICSolutions, our telecommunications technology subsidiary.
We have over forty years serving the inmate population with custom products and services. We enable video visitations, supply inmate phones, process electronic collections, billing and payments including prepaid debit cards. We provide commissary and supplies management systems, inmate management, and financial services to correctional facilities. Our customized cutting edge solutions will satisfy you. Visit stltoday.com to know more.
The prison services business is competitive and complex. We are always working with people who would rather not work with us. No one goes to jail willingly. Our clients include the inmate populations and their families, facility staff, the federal government and private stakeholders.
Some strange things have been happening in this industry. The Mississippi Department of Corrections is discussing reviewing the no-bid contracts, one of which we enjoy to provide commissary services. We are not opposed to transparency efforts but this seems to be overreaching it. Trouble in Mississippi started when the former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was arraigned on fraud and bribery charges by the federal government.
As you may be aware, Chris Epps signs off on some of our contracts with the correctional facilities. Contracts that are worth more than $40 million. In a non-related controversy, two men in Florida claim our officials received bribes to allow them to operate catering services in state prisons. Other jealous groups out there are trying to get us out of our main business by putting forward all manner of unsubstantiated claims.
We have transparent systems that enable you to query and see your transactional balances in real time. When you are in the line of fire, you tend to catch a lot of heat. It’s the way the system is designed. Read more news on Tampa Bay Times.