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

...2013, in September 2014, Walker's Sentinel probation officer obtained a warrant for her arrest and the extension...Walker paid all of her fines and fees, and the probation officer obtained a judge's order to cancel the arrest warrant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-25/sentinel-offender-serv
A need for more reform

...in Georgia's misdemeanor probation system. It revealed a lack of judicial oversight and abusive practices by probation officers such as improper threats to seek warrants, excessive reporting requirements and questionable methods for collecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-29/need-more-reform
Augusta man indicted on new driving charges in near fatal crash

...charges Sept. 21, 2012. He was sentenced to 36 months on probation.In March, his Sentinel Offender Services probation officer filed for a probation violation warrant alleging Coleman had failed to pay fines and fees, report to the officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/augsuta-man-indicted-n
Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...probation. According to the lawsuit, a Red Hills probation officer told him he owed the $500 fine and $528 in probation...was taken to jail.The lawsuit accuses Red Hills probation officers of continuously threatening Edwards with jail for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Government is too fat

...need-to-know-basis. Don't forget marshals, constables, court officers, correction officials, parole and probation officers, game wardens, prison wardens and every kind of inspector for every industry that constantly overlap, many replete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-26/government-too-fat
BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park opens Monday

...independent contractor to verify the cost of the repairs to reach a mutually agreed upon amount, according to court Probation Officer Rodney Brown.The teen is expected to face the charges at a March 27 hearing, Brown said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-13/bmx-track-blanchard-woods-par
Attorney said Auburn played killed at party opened fire

...probation for Hart, who was released early after serving six months in jail on a burglary conviction in 2012.A probation officer's report asking the judge to revoke Hart's probation said the man acknowledged killing the player at a late-night...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-12/attorney-said-auburn-play
5th DUI could send Ga. woman back to prison

...2000 faces a return to prison after she was arrested for drunk driving for the fifth time on Christmas Eve.State probation officers Tuesday filed a revocation arrest warrant with the Chatham County jail for Sheila Faye Conley, 55, of Talahi Island...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-31/5th-dui-could-send-ga-woman-
Investigation ongoing into paying with fake $20s

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspect who attempted to pay his probation officer with fake currency Monday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-17/investigation-ongoing-
American Civil Liberaties Union lawsuit accuses DeKalb County of targeting the poor with court fine collection practices

...his fine, the lawsuit says.He was assigned a JCS probation officer and instructed to report weekly. After he brought...without any money, the lawsuit says.Neither the probation officer nor the judge asked about his efforts to get money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-29/amercian-civil-liberit