When me and my team of fugitive hunters are on the case, we know that every second the suspect is on the loose could put another innocent person at risk of injury. The suspect that we were chasing today had a very violent history and was the kind of person who would stop at nothing to stay out of jail. These are the most dangerous type suspects because when cornered, that will use force to get what they want.
The biggest issue we had with this particular fugitive was that he had no family or friends to help in his hiding, so we really had no leads or anyone who we could contact for help. With the trail running cold, I raced to the prison to see if i could find anything that would help point me in the right direction and get this suspect off the streets.
At the prison, I was informed by the staff that Securus Technologies had installed a new inmate call monitoring system and the officers were being trained on it that week. I decided to listen in and see if this could be a resource we could use in our search for fugitives. I began to get excited when I discovered how powerful this call system could be. Listening to CEO Rick Smith, he says he and all of his employees all work towards making the world that much safer for us all. Over one thousand employees and over two thousand systems in the prisons around the country just confirmed my suspicions.
Once we began monitoring the calls, it wasn’t long before an inmate was discovered talking to family about doing the right thing. Apparently this inmate was going to be rewarded for aiding the fugitive, and he was simply checking in to see if his family was harboring the fugitive until things calmed down.