Stories by Sandy Hodson and Travis Highfield

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Poor facing fines often jailed without counsel

Clifford Hayes' sentences should have expired in April 2012, but in January 2013 he was arrested on a probation violation warrant.
By Sandy Hodson and Travis Highfield

Legal representation not guaranteed those facing probation revocation

Georgia courts that handle misdemeanor and local ordinance violation cases aren't held to the same legal standard as Superior Court which must appoint legal representation to poor people facing ...
By Sandy Hodson and Travis Highfield

Private firms providing services making profit

Sentinel Offender Services, which holds the contract to provide services for Richmond County State Court, reported revenue of more than $5.58 million in a single month in June 2012, according to ...
By Sandy Hodson and Travis Highfield

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Reports show GRU officer's weapons use

Only six of GRU’s 56 officers used force against suspects more than nine times. Officer Wesley Martin topped that list with 24 incidents. The list also included three supervisory officers.
By Sandy Hodson and Travis Highfield
 
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