My job as a fugitive hunter entails me trying to not only gather information about the last known whereabouts of the suspect, but to closely monitor their network of family and friends for suspicious activities. Many times, I am able to bring these suspects to justice just because they slip up and get too comfortable around their inner circle.
We had a very dangerous pair of escaped criminals on out hands, and they were already in jail on murder charges so we knew they were a threat to public safety and had nothing to lose on the run. One of the problems we faced immediately was they were not making use of any family connections, they were simply flying by the seat of their pants and this was a huge problem for us.
I went back to the jail to see if I could get any fellow inmates to cooperate with the investigation, when a corrections officer informed me that they may have a lead. Recently we had Securus Technologies install a new inmate communication system in the jail, and officers were trained on the software to be able to detect chatter that was revealing activities in the jail that were prohibited.
During a recent nights studying of the calls, one officer said he had reason to believe that the inmates that escaped were still getting help from an unlikely source here inside the jail. One of the higher level gang members was overheard giving orders to get soldiers to a meeting point to help a few new friends. This was the break we needed.
We listened in on those calls and were able to make use of the covert alert feature to help us pinpoint the location of the meet. Our team was in position when the two inmates walked right into our trap and were apprehended without any incident.