Private Probation

Probation company has another lawsuit filed against it

A traffic stop that led to a woman’s false arrest and imprisonment in Richmond County is the basis for a new... Read more

Editorial: A need for more reform

One way or another, Sentinel Offender Services likely will change the way it does business.

It would be preferable if Georgia’s largest... Read more

Bipartisan support in Washington for reform of misdemeanor courts

Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday agreed that the nation can no longer ignore what they see as the... Read more

Man indicted on driving charges in near fatal crash

A 24-year-old Augusta man accused of drunken driving when he caused a vehicle crash that nearly killed his... Read more

More suits filed over probation firms

The legal assault on for-profit probation operations in Georgia has moved to federal court, where one lawsuit contends a probation
firm and... Read more

First of many trials against private probation firm begins

One of the original legal actions against Sentinel Offender Services is set for trial May 11.

Hills... Read more

Private probation legislation returns


Once again, Georgia legislators will try to rewrite the law governing the controversial use of private probation companies to... Read more



Probation program clears committee hurdle


Augusta inched closer to having a government-run probation system with a Tuesday committee vote to approve a program created by... Read more

Testimony begins in civil trial in Sentinel Offender Services case

Kathleen Hucks, a disabled woman expected to pay a third of her monthly income to Sentinel Offender Services, was like a lot of probationers... Read more

Possible Augusta government probation office to mirror Athens model


Dale Allen has been getting lots of calls since the controversy over private, for-profit probation companies made national... Read more

Augusta could create county-run probation office


Details are sketchy, but Augusta is poised to leave private probation behind next year when the city’s contract with Sentinel... Read more