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Private probation civil rights case headed to trial this spring

...Later, the fine was converted to community service because of McGee's indigency.In November 2009, a Sentinel probation officer obtained a warrant for McGee's arrest for failure to pay $186 in probation fees. After his arrest the following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-15/private-probation-civi
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
Audit set for private probation company

DARIEN, Ga. -- A retired state probation officer will audit two years of McIntosh County and Darien probation records that were maintained by South Georgia Probation Inc., a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-07/audit-set-private-prob
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
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
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