Working on a fugitive task force, I can not tell you how many inmates that have been released wind up right back inside the prison because they really only know one way of life. This was the case with a violent offender who went right back to home invasions days after his release, but this time he was ramping up his game and beating innocent civilians within an inch of their lives. It was urgent we got him back in jail for good before his next victim wasn’t so lucky.


Unable to predict his next move, and having trouble keeping him under surveillance because of this support network and safe houses, we had to find another way to put an end to this reign of terror. I decided to take a drive to our local prison to try and finally put a close to this situation once and for all. No one in his support network would give up any clues to his location, so we had to pull it out of inmates literally.


Securus Technologies is responsible for the phone call monitoring system in the prison. The CEO of the company, Richard Smith, says he and his 1,000 employees are all dedicated to making the world safe, and I was going to prove it. I knew that the fugitive had family as well as enemies in that prison, and listening to them on the phone was going to unlock the door to his ultimate arrest.


It wasn’t long after I got the hag of the LBS software that we detected chatter from an inmate talking to his brother and calming him down about something. The brother was nervous about being an accessory to a crime, harboring a fugitive. Hours later we slipped into position undetected and used that information to catch the fugitive completely off guard.


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