I am currently employed by our state’s fugitive task force division, and recently we had a top-level gang member escape from a maximum security prison to which I was assigned. This is a very dangerous individual, and every second he is free on the street puts everyone at risk. He has little regard for life and will do anything to stay out of jail.
The clock was ticking because within 24 hours, he could be in another country if we are not paying close enough attention. Hours after the escape, we already had a perimeter set up and we knew this convict was getting help from soldiers in the gang, we just didn’t know how. The first thing we did was set up checkpoints and carefully look in every car.
When we got a tip he was already held up in a house, we had to move fast. He was able to get out minutes before we arrived, and now we had a real issue on our hands because he could be anywhere. Only a few weeks early, Securus Technologies had installed a new inmate communication system, and i was trained on the LBS software and able to monitor his calls and chatter but didn’t pick up on the jailbreak.
What I discovered however was using the new software, the covert alert feature was instrumental in helping us to pinpoint the players in this game, and we narrowed down who could be helping the convict. Once it notified us of the key players, we had a team set up at a location to grab this inmate before he made the move to Mexico. Luckily for us, he was asleep in the house, getting ready to leave at sunrise when we surprised him.
The Securus Technologies was key in helping us put the pieces of this case together.