On the surface, this is just another story about an accident that happened when a van collided on the highway with another vehicle. But reading the article a little deeper, you will find that “….The inmates were in a 2011 Chevrolet van owned by PTS of America, LLC, which identifies itself as “The nation’s largest prisoner extradition company and one of the largest international transporters of detainees….”
This is an industry that for the most part is totally unregulated and flies below every radar except that of law enforcement. One night, not all that many years ago, I was coming out of a 12 step meeting and happened to see a big muscle car in the parking lot next to my car with the trunk opened. Did not know if the two men needed help so I volunteered to help and when I looked in the trunk there were shotguns, pistols, chains and cuffs. They were not only confrontational in posture but rude as well.
As I was passing the back door of the car which was open to get into my car, noticed that there were ankle chains bolted to the floor. The car had no markings but the layout was meant to move people with a minimum of blowback.
Have heard some rather hair raising stories from women who have been transported in such vans from one state to another and make no mistake it is an unregulated and unsupervised business.