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Tolling in Georgia

Tolling in Georgia

Despite the fact that the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in November that the practice of tolling sentences by courts and private probation companies in misdemeanor cases is illegal, it appears the issue will again take center stage under Georgia’s gold dome this year. There is a great deal of pressure on state legislators to […]

Will Richmond County Commissioners Rubberstamp Sentinel

Will Richmond County Commissioners Rubberstamp Sentinel

“…a copy of the new contract was never provided to the public safety committee and was not even read by any of the committee members before they approved it to go before the Commission for formal approval in a consent agenda.” On Tuesday, a new contract between private probation company Sentinel Offender Services and the […]

Sentinel debate not the same without Donnie Smith

Sentinel debate not the same without Donnie Smith

The Insider hates to admit this, but when Chief State Court Judge Richard Slaby went before the city’s public safety committee meeting this week to talk about awarding a 2015 contract to Sentinel Offender Services, former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith was truly missed. Say what you will about Smith — his 2014 Masters Week scandal, […]