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Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...detailed in the civil lawsuits.The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts performance audit, and a study by the Human Rights Watch group in February found fault with the practices of private probation companies and a lack of oversight provided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-20/georgia-supreme-court-
Atlanta's civil rights museum also looks at other struggles

...well as Atlanta's role in the movement.In the human rights gallery, activists selected by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch are shown in nearly life-size photos representing immigrant rights and disability rights in the U.S.; women's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-21/atlantas-civil-rights-museum-also-l
A trap for probationers

...and even the number of people they supervise ? can become secret if the bill becomes law.The organization Human Rights Watch estimates Georgia's private probation industry generated $40 million in revenue last year.Privatization usually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-22/trap-probationers
Senator received support from probation firm owner, bondsmen group

...Chris Albin-Lackey, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch whose work led to a scathing report about private...imprisonment of probationers who don't pay their fees. Human Rights Watch estimated that private probation firms in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-18/senator-received-suppo
Governor Nathan Deal vetoes private probation bill

...this year's session at a cost of more than $10,000 each.Despite a scathing report on private probation by Human Rights Watch earlier this year, the General Assembly passed the bill in March.On Friday, state auditors who watch over government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-29/governor-nathan-deal-v
Sochi activist sent to prison for 3 years

...Vitishko's suspended sentence into a prison term, claiming that he had failed to inform him of his trip out of town.Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned the ruling, saying that "the case against Vitishko has been politically motivated from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-12/sochi-activist-sent-pris
Legislation to increase powers of private probation firms hits snag in Atlanta

...filed the suit, the international civil rights group Human Rights Watch and critics of the House bill contend the current...cannot pay court and private probation company fees.Human Rights Watch estimated that in Georgia alone, private probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-11/legislation-increase-p
Involuntary servitude

...other states as well.The group, New York-based Human Rights Watch, issued a 72-page report, "Profiting from Probation...senior researcher on business and human rights at Human Rights Watch.The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-02-10/involuntary-servitude
Human Rights Watch finds private probation practices abusive

...31-page report released today by Human Rights Watch contends that the same complaints...in the second half of 2013. Human Rights Watch says the study "shows how some...afford to pay a fine or fees.Human Rights Watch found that judges are not making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-05/human-rights-watch-fin
Putin bans rallies in Sochi near the 2014 Olympics

...voiced concerns about what they described as the "harassment and intimidation of civil society" advocates in Sochi. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that environmental, human rights and other activists have been "the targets of attacks, detention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-23/putin-bans-rallies-sochi