The Keefe contract first started on 5th November 2008 and has since then been renewed severally. The president of the company is Mr. Tomas Keefe. The contracts were signed by the commissioner at that time, Chris Epps. Keefe offers the following services; sale of prepaid debit cards and processing inmate trust funds, exclusive right to selling song downloads at a price of $1.70 per song, and the exclusive right to sell commissioner items like personal hygiene products and food.
Keefe Group is a subsidiary of the Centric Group LLC. The conglomerate seems to have lucrative contracts throughout the country and federal systems. Keefe Group has offered its services to the correctional market exclusively since 1975. It has pioneered the evolution of products, technology services, and packaging services which fit the needs of facilities across the nation. Keefe Group together with its affiliates; Keefe Commissionary Networks, Advanced Technologies Groups, IC Solutions, and Keefe Supply Company is the leading supplier of various products including technology, clothing, personal care products, software solutions, telecommunications, and food products. Keefe Group provides clothing including jackets, underwear, hats, shoes, boots, and denim. The electronics offered by the company include Cd players, television, and typewriters.
Keefe Group purchased G.T enterprises from Cecil McCroy in 2008. The MDOC contract was started on 1st June 2006 and amended in 2007. The contract authorized GT to sell commissionary products at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility. The management of Mr. McCroy also operated the prison well. The company withheld 20% and 24% exclusive of sales tax from the sales to inmates and the amount increased in 2008 to 28%. Keefe received $40,434,989 for the period between 2008 to 2014 and GT enterprises received $3,225,475 from 2007 to 2008 from MDOC.
The products of IC solutions which is an affiliate of Kefee are designed to help people to remain connected with their loved ones. IC Solutions provides different options for creating an account, leaving voice messages, and chatting in real time through video visitations. The partnership of IC solutions with Access Corrections further allows the clients to send photos and emails through an MP3 program and it also allows them to deposit funds for their loved ones.