Profiting from the Poor: A Report on Predatory Probation Companies in Georgia

In courts around Georgia, people who are charged with misdemeanors and cannot pay their fines that day in court are placed on probation under the supervision of private, for-profit companies until they pay off their fines. This report from the Southern Center for Human Rights argues that the privatization of misdemeanor probation has placed unprecedented law enforcement authority in the hands of for-profit companies that act essentially as collection agencies, and that these companies, focused on profit rather than public safety or rehabilitation, are not designed to supervise people or connect them to services and jobs.

Profiting from the Poor: A Report on Predatory Probation Companies in Georgia