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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
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
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-
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
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