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Augusta Commission To Make Decision On Company To Provide Probation Services

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Augusta Commissioners have a big decision to make regarding the future of a probation company in the city.

The contract for Sentinel Offender Services to provide probation services to State Court is up for a one-year renewal.

Sentinel used to provide services for Superior Court, but was let go after a flurry of lawsuits.

State Court judges are recommending keeping the company on board.

"I've talked to several judges. They gave me their take on it. At this point, I've talked to some of my fellow colleagues,. I understand their concerns. We have to understand one thing...this is not a decision the Commission can make by themselves, this is one we have to agree with the judges, or the judges have to agree with us to move forward," says Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson

Commissioner Donnie Smith wants to go out for bids to find a new company to provide probation service, but the State Court judges would have to agree to that proposal.

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