Private Probation

Florida demands extradition of Augusta woman

Sarah Johnson has lived quietly in Augusta for the past 15 years without so much as a parking ticket, but the state of Florida is demanding her... Read more

Thomson man questioned after paying with fake currency

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man attempted to pay a probation company with fake currency Monday.

Around 2:... Read more

Trial set in private probation civil rights case


One of the first civil rights cases filed against Sentinel Offender Services is headed for trial this spring.

On Thursday,... Read more

Probation advisory council investigates company


ATLANTA — The state council overseeing private probation companies voted unanimously Wednesday to launch a criminal investigation... Read more

Supreme Court denies Sentinel appeal


In a unanimous decision released Thursday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Sentinel Offender... Read more

Plaintiffs counter Sentinel's plea to state Supreme Court...

Plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services have fired off a counterattack to Sentinel’s plea to the Georgia... Read more

Order after Sentinel ruling frees some from jail

The recent Georgia Su­preme Court decision in the civil rights lawsuits filed against private probation firm... Read more

Private probation litigation battle continues

Lawyers representing the for-profit private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services filed a motion Thursday... Read more

Editorial: A bombshell ruling

It’s not a landmark ruling, but it comes close.

This week’s Georgia Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of the state’s... Read more



Appellate court agrees to hear appeal of misdemeanor probation violation

An Augusta man jailed for more than a month for violating his misdemeanor probation will get the chance to... Read more

Private probation company hit with another civil rights lawsuit

Sentinel Offender Services has been hit with yet another lawsuit, one that accuses the private probation company... Read more