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Private probation civil rights case headed to trial this spring

...obstruction of an officer. McGee entered the pleas in Richmond County State Court without the benefit of an attorney because...the following January, McGee was taken before Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Watkins who ordered McGee to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-15/private-probation-civi
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
Richmond County State Court Judge issues order freeing some from jail in wake of recent Sentinel Offender Services ruling

...brought changes to many courts in the state.In Richmond County, State Court Chief Judge Richard Sla by said judges, the...accused of violating the conditions.While Richmond County State Court judges are following the Supreme Court's decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/richmond-county-state-
Augusta attorney facing contempt of court again; State Bar suspends license

...Padgett wasn't the first judge to cite Nicholson for contempt. On Aug. 2, 2011, Nicholson had a tantrum in Richmond County State Court and walked out on a client in the middle of a bench trial.Judge David D. Watkins cited Nicholson for contempt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-29/augusta-attorney-facin
New commissioners to participate in swearing-in ceremony

...appointed interim commissioner in August to fill Joe Jackson's remaining term, will be administered the oath by Richmond County State Court Judge David Watkins.District 2 Commissioner-elect Dennis Williams will be sworn in by Richmond County Probate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-12-28/new-commission
Commissioners sworn in

...appointed interim commissioner in August to fill Joe Jackson's remaining term, was administered the oath by Richmond County State Court Judge David Watkins.District 2 Commissioner-elect Dennis Williams was sworn in by Richmond County Probate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-29/commissioners-sworn
State court judge urges support to restore 'tolling' on misdemeanor sentences

Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby on Monday pressed Augusta legislators to support a bill that would legalize the "tolling" of misdemeanor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-15/state-court-judge-urge
Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

...private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby told Public Safety Committee members last week that the contract differs from prior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/augusta-commission-rev
State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...against Sentinel, which has dozens of contracts to provide probation services to Georgia courts, including Richmond County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
Council of State Court Judges violated code of conduct, commission says

...private, for-profit corporation with dozens of contracts to provide probation services, including one with Richmond County State Court.The commission noted that the question of whether a judge or judicial organization should file briefs in pending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-03/council-state-court-ju