"More and more fugitives are willing to take the chance that law enforcement will never find them. All too often, that's the case. Fugitive units have been shortchanged - thanks to budget cuts and losses to the war on terrorism. Prosecutors, for economic reasons, sometimes won't even bring them back after they've been arrested in another state. And judges let them out on bail after they've pleaded guilty to offenses that will result in them serving a substantial prison term."