Sentinel

What will it take?

What will it take?

Here the Augusta Commission goes again, preparing to extend a contract with the private probation company, Sentinel Offender Services, for another year. Do any of the commissioners even care that the private probation company is facing more than a dozen lawsuits being considered by the Georgia Supreme Court? Just this past week, the American Bar […]

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 […]