Private Probation in Georgia

episode_airdate: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
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We explore the controversy over whether private companies supervising misdemeanor probation in Georgia are preying on indigent offenders. Is this a few companies abusing their power or is the for-profit incentive corrupting the system? We speak with Rhonda Cook from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jack Long, who is representing several probationers with cases pending before the Georgia Supreme Court, and we hear from the Georgia House floor about how the legislature is weighing in on the issue.

episode_airdate: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Video thumbnail: 

We explore the controversy over whether private companies supervising misdemeanor probation in Georgia are preying on indigent offenders. Is this a few companies abusing their power or is the for-profit incentive corrupting the system? We speak with Rhonda Cook from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jack Long, who is representing several probationers with cases pending before the Georgia Supreme Court, and we hear from the Georgia House floor about how the legislature is weighing in on the issue.