Gov. Nathan Deal absolutely did the right thing in vetoing a severely flawed private probation services bill this past week.
Had it become... Read more
Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have expanded the powers of private probation firms and shrouded their operations in... Read more
Media coverage of the private probation industry has been rife with misinformation portraying service providers as concerned only with profit. As... Read more
An audit to determine how well misdemeanor probation operations run in Georgia found courts and providers... Read more
There are a few bills from the 2014 Georgia General Assembly that Gov. Nathan Deal should refuse to sign.
House Bill 837 should be at the... Read more
The Augusta Chronicle recently has criticized passage of Georgia House Bill 837 authored by state Rep. Mark Hamilton and carried by state... Read more
What looked like smooth sailing last month for the passage of legislation to extend the powers of private, for-profit probation companies hit a... Read more
Outsourcing probation services to private companies sounds like a great idea.
In theory, shifting oversight of... Read more
The kinds of allegations of abuse and civil rights violations leveled at the private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services and... Read more
As Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig predicted at one of the court hearings concerning Sentinel Offender Services, efforts are... Read more
A traffic stop that led to a woman’s false arrest and imprisonment in Richmond County is the basis for a new... Read more
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
Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday agreed that the nation can no longer ignore what they see as the... Read more
A 24-year-old Augusta man accused of drunken driving when he caused a vehicle crash that nearly killed his... Read more