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Another probation company hit with civil rights lawsuit

...Rich mond and Columbia counties. Two more have been filed recently. Senti nel provides probation services to Richmond County State Court.The initial 13 lawsuits led to a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that found private probation firms had no authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-23/another-probation-comp
Lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services will remain in Richmond County for trial

...supervision ? to for-profit businesses.Sentinel holds the contract to provide probation services to the Richmond County State Court, which oversees the disposition of misdemeanor offenses, which includes nearly every traffic offense in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-15/lawsuit-against-sentin
Suit filed in stun gun death

...was handcuffed and told the officers several times he could not breathe, according to the lawsuit filed in Richmond County State Court.Sanderson approached Harvey, 39, at the Chevron Food Mart on Gordon Highway June 29, 2013 after Harvey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-30/suit-filed-stun-gun-de
Man arrested for trespassing at Milledge Road home days after leaving prison for similar charges at same residence

...records, Langston has a history of trespass dating back to 2006. He also has two pending trespassing cases in Richmond County State Court.Langston was charged Monday with trespass and the felony charge of criminal damage to property. He is currently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-10/trespasser-allegedly-r
Fired Georgia Regents Medical Center nurse files whistle-blower lawsuit

...unit, has sued the hospital, its chief medical officer, and its chief nursing officer.Kim Cheely filed the Richmond County State Court whistle-blower lawsuit March 9, alleging she was fired in retaliation for her insistence that the oncology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/fired-georgia-regents-
Augusta man indicted on new driving charges in near fatal crash

...deputy reported that Coleman nearly struck his vehicle on Olive Road in March 2012.Coleman pleaded guilty in Richmond County State Court to those charges Sept. 21, 2012. He was sentenced to 36 months on probation.In March, his Sentinel Offender...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/augsuta-man-indicted-n
First settlement reached in Sentinel Offender Services suit

...voided McGee's underlying 2008 conviction in Richmond County State Court. The judge ruled there was no proof that McGee...into custody Jan. 12, 2010, and the next day Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Watkins found McGee in violation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-07/first-settlement-reach
Trial date set for one of the civil cases against private probation firm

...Richmond County Superior Court, and a ruling by Judge Michael N. Annis voiding McGee's 2008 conviction in Richmond County State Court.Starting in 2010, the case dragged through the federal court system. A 2013 ruling by the 11th Circuit Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-25/trial-date-set-one-civ
Cher in the City: Thanks for all the phrases that reflect my life

...shall this day forward be called ... a "Clint-ism."I also happened to be listening to David Watkins (a Richmond County State Court judge) as he was addressing someone else. I heard him say "to be grounded in reality you have to have people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-03-04/cher-city-thanks-all-
Busy session for Georgia Legislature begins Monday

...want to change the law to allow it while others oppose giving that authority to profit-seeking firms. In Richmond County, State Court Chief Judge Richard Sla by said in November that judges, the sheriff's office and Sentinel employees are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-10/busy-session-georgia-leg