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This Might Be It

This Might Be It

Opponents of Sentinel Offender Services, the for-profit private probation company that has found itself in the crosshairs of local attorneys and on the airwaves (though unidentified) in a May 23 story on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” might have finally gotten the break they need — from the inside. In April, Steven A. Hagstrom, controller at […]

Mr. Crazy Isn’t So Crazy After All

Mr. Crazy Isn’t So Crazy After All

Four years ago, Marion Williams was running for his former District 2 commission seat against incumbent commissioner Corey Johnson and he suggested what many thought was an “insane” idea. During his campaign in 2010, Williams walked down Kent Street in the inner city and pointed to the home of a former principal of Lucy Laney […]

Probation Audit Tips Scales, At Least For Now

Probation Audit Tips Scales, At Least For Now

A recent audit of misdemeanor probation operations in the state of Georgia is making waves, and not only in terms of the battle against private probation. It apparently also had a part to play in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 11th-hour veto of House Bill 837, which would have kept operational information concerning private probation companies hidden […]