Private Probation

Probation firm wins in appeals court


The federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled in favor of Sentinel Offender Services in a civil lawsuit that claimed the private... Read more

Response filed to judges' request to remove restraining order...

If the Richmond County State Court judges had held a private, for-profit probation company accountable and stopped the wholesale violation of... Read more

Judges say probation order crippling court

The judges of Richmond County State Court contend a temporary restraining order aimed at alleged unfair and illegal acts by Sentinel Offender... Read more

Judge grants injunction against Sentinel Offender Services

No one else will be arrested and jailed on probation violation warrants obtained by Sentinel Offender Services unless an independent receiver... Read more

New suit brought against probation firm


Another allegation of false arrest and imprisonment has been filed against the private probation company Sentinel Offender Services... Read more

Judge blocks private probation company from seeking arrest

A judge has signed a restraining order that temporarily prevents the private probation company Sentinel Offender Services from seeking the arrest... Read more

Probation company hit with another civil lawsuit


Another lawsuit has been filed against the private probation company Sentinel Offender Services, this time contending a Grovetown man... Read more

Another petition filed on Sentinel Offender Services


A temporary restraining order signed last week possibly saved Thomas J. Barrett another trip to jail on a warrant from Sentinel... Read more

Habeas petitions against Sentinel Offender Services remain open

A judge denied a request Monday to dismiss civil cases against the private probation company Sentinel Offender... Read more



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