Richmond County

Private Probation Found Constitutional

Private Probation Found Constitutional

In the long-awaited decision regarding the constitutionality of private misdemeanor probation, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Monday affirming that private probation is legal, though in several other instances the court found against Sentinel Offender Services, the private probation company at the center of the private probation controversy here in Georgia and in a […]

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners representing completely different regions of Richmond County and […]

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks About Sentinel’s Future

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks About Sentinel’s Future

As the governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council has been busy working on recommendations to improve Georgia’s misdemeanor probation system following an extremely critical state audit, all eyes are on the future of Sentinel Offender Services. The private probation company, which is currently under contract with the State Court of Richmond County, is feeling the pressure […]