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Sentinel Offender Services, a for-profit, private probation company, is hit with another civil rights lawsuit

...for a new civil rights lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services.The Richmond County...Thursday, joining 14 others against Sentinel, the largest private probation company...Court in Augusta.Walker came under Sentinel's control because of her Douglas County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-25/sentinel-offender-serv
Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip suspended after arrest

...gated Lake Nona Gold and Country Club community, which is known for its multimillion-dollar homes.Holtz told the Orlando Sentinel he was awakened by smoke alarms about 2:30 a.m. He says he tried to go upstairs to grab his wallet and cellphone but there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-06-24/clemson-kicker-ammon-laki
First settlement reached in Sentinel Offender Services suit

...original legal actions filed against Sentinel Offender Service will be settled for...in January 2010 because he did not pay Sentinel $186 the company claimed he owed for...13 civil rights lawsuits filed against Sentinel in Richmond and Columbia counties. Those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-07/first-settlement-reach
Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

...class-action status for all those who have paid Sentinel monthly fees, including the named plaintiffs...Shellie Reaves and Wyndel Herndon Jr.Sentinel is still embroiled in 13 civil rights...services, and the constitutionality of how Sentinel operates.Sentinel, the largest private...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-22/sentinel-named-14th-ci
Plaintiffs counter Sentinel's plea for state Supreme Court to reconsider recent ruling

Plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services have fired off a counterattack to Sentinel's plea to the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider.Sentinel argued last week that the Supreme Court's Nov. 24 ruling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-10/plaintiffs-counter-sen
High court denies Sentinel request for appeal; 13 lawsuits to proceed to trial

...denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Sentinel Offender Services.Sentinel attempted again to convince the state's highest...Thirteen civil rights lawsuits were filed against Sentinel, a for-profit private probation company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-11/high-court-denies-sent
Sentinel files appeal for reconsideration of justices' unanimous decision in 13 lawsuits

...the for-profit private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services filed a motion Thursday...appeals of 13 civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel.In a 41-page opinion released Nov...Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled Sentinel's contract to provide misdemeanor probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-04/sentinel-files-appeal-
Richmond County State Court Judge issues order freeing some from jail in wake of recent Sentinel Offender Services ruling

...filed against private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services has brought changes...said judges, the sheriff's office and Sentinel employees are pulling out probation cases...Mantooth (locked up for not paying Sentinel $103, which he did not owe) or Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/richmond-county-state-
Commission to hear Sentinel contract renewal pitch

...Georgia Supreme Court, State Court Judge Richard Slaby returns to an Augusta Commission committee Monday to seek renewal of Sentinel Offender Services' annual contract.The state's high court last month heard oral arguments in the 13 Augusta-based cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-12/commission-hear-sentinel
A need for more reform

One way or another, Sentinel Offender Services likely will change...charged! How perverse is that?Each Sentinel plaintiff is different, but every...conditions are imposed.Just last month, Sentinel settled one of its dozen Augusta-area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-29/need-more-reform