Private Probation Company Being Sued For Making Two Woman Take Illegal Piss Test

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — A civil rights group says a private probation company illegally required people on probation for traffic offenses to submit to drug tests at their own expense.

The Southern Center for Human Rights on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services and one of the company’s probation officers in north Georgia.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two women who pleaded guilty to driving while unlicensed. Each was fined and placed on probation with Sentinel.

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The lawsuit says a probation officer forced the women to urinate in a cup for drug testing that wasn’t ordered by the judge. The lawsuit says a fee for each test was solely to profit the company. This is not the first time the company has been sued because back in 2014, 13 misdemeanor probationers filed suit claiming the company was illegally taking fees for them after their court ordered probation had finished.

Source: AP

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