Private Probation

4th court petition filed against Sentinel

A fourth habeas corpus petition has been filed on behalf of a woman jailed on a charge of violating her probation monitored by the private company... Read more

2 more petitions filed to release men jailed on probation violations

Two more civil actions alleging illegal imprisonment have been filed in connection with the Richmond County State Court and Sentinel Offender... Read more

Petition alleges woman jailed because she's too poor to pay fines...


A woman jailed for nearly three months is too poor to pay-court ordered fines and fees is being held illegally, a habeas corpus... Read more

Probation company cuts ties with court


Faced with a barrage of lawsuits and judges’ reluctance to sign a contract, the private probation company Sentinel Offender Services... Read more

Probation company hit with another lawsuit


After a fourth lawsuit was filed against the private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services, a judge signed an order Friday that... Read more

Private probation company hit with 2 lawsuits


Two lawsuits have been filed against an Augusta-area private probation company, one of them a class-action lawsuit.

The class-... Read more

Woman sues probation firm

A woman jailed this summer on an arrest warrant that accused her of violating the conditions of her probation – a sentence that ended four years... Read more

Court hopes changes cut case backlog


Before they move into the new courthouse in February, those responsible for Richmond County State Court intend to make some major... Read more

Fight over probation fees ends

The private probation company that had attempted to collect fees from a mentally ill veteran has agreed to permanently cease its efforts.

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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