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Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...was there an attorney representing her or the company.Council Chairman Michael Terrell, Coweta County's chief probation officer, recommended that the council revoke the company's license to provide probation and prohibit Smith from ever entering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
South Georgia private probation service violated rules

...South Georgia Probation but that he will likely wait until the Administrative Office of the Courts, which licenses probation officers, completes its compliance process."We're going to wait until they finish their investigation to determine whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-12/ga-private-probation-s
High court denies Sentinel request for appeal; 13 lawsuits to proceed to trial

...probation sentence in a misdemeanor case whenever a probation officer alleged misconduct.Thirteen civil rights lawsuits...sentenced to two months in jail based on a Sentinel probation officer's contention he failed to report and failed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-11/high-court-denies-sent
Richmond County State Court Judge issues order freeing some from jail in wake of recent Sentinel Offender Services ruling

...which still applies in felony probation cases supervised by state employees, is called "tolling." Anytime a probation officer alleged a person violated a condition of probation, the officer obtained an arrest warrant and an order tolling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/richmond-county-state-
Georgia Supreme Court decision on probation causes cancellation of warrants

...allow tolling when the Legislature convenes next month.But critics say tolling had become abusive.Misdemeanor probation officers in Georgia are charged with making sure people convicted of offenses such as DUI, shoplifting and some domestic-violence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-04/georgia-supreme-court-decisio
Sentinel files appeal for reconsideration of justices' unanimous decision in 13 lawsuits

...court to extend a misdemeanor probation term past its original expiration ? a practice known as "tolling" ? if a probation officer accuses someone of violating probation. And, the court found, people who paid probation fees past the original...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-04/sentinel-files-appeal-
Council of State Court Judges propose new rules in wake of critical audit of misdemeanor probation operations

...arrest. They also found several instances in which probation officers appeared to improperly use warrants or the threat...has been paid in full.The rules would prohibit probation officers from seeking an arrest warrant for anyone before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-05/council-state-court-ju
Robert Bowman Jr.

...Corp., Boy Scouts of America, and Majik Market Corp. In 1981 he went to work for the State of Georgia as a State Probation Officer and retired from there in 2003 with 22 1/2 years of service. He was proud to be a husband, father, grandfather...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173258106
Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

...probationers and advise them on the advantages of paying off fines and fees early. It also sets caseload maximums for probation officers and establishes the maximum fees Sentinel can charge for electronic services.In addition to a misdemeanor offender's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/augusta-commission-rev
Kirby: Many people think Sept. 31 is actual date

...behind me. FRIDAY LUNCHEON: Hoping to stay in the good graces of judges, lawyers, district attorney, solicitor, probation officers, transition center and others, I have been asked to mention the 25th annual Hot Dog Luncheon on the river will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-29/many-people-think-sept-31-act