When my team of special forces officers are trying to collect evidence in a cold case, we will make use of any resources that help us get the result desired. The case we were assigned this month was very problematic because we were dealing with a pair of fugitives who were not shy about their criminal activities. They recently were arrested for armed robbery and shooting of a police officer, but managed to get away when the judge inadvertently gave them bail.
The case was growing cold because they had been on the run for over a year, and it all but seemed like they had disappeared from our community, when all of a sudden they struck again, and they were not shy about bringing attention to themselves. The fugitives not only robbed a store in full view of the cameras, they were waving to the camera as if to say try and catch us.
Our only hope was getting to the jail and getting inmates to help us put together the pieces of this puzzle, but they wanted nothing to do with us. It was then that we discovered the officers in that jail were seeing incredible success in maintaining order by using the jail inmate call monitoring system. Securus Technologies was responsible for the training and installing of the same system then have in 2,600 other prisons. The company motto is making the world safe, something we had hoped the company could live up to today.
Those inmates that refused to help us directly were going to be key in locating these fugitives. One inmate in particular was on the phone later that day when we were alerted to the fact he was talking about us and how the suspects should lay low for a while. That call connected us to a lead that put us face to face with our suspect the following morning.