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Like human ankle bracelets, contractors monitor D.C. juvenile offenders

Seven days a week, at all hours, monitors walk through some of Washington's roughest neighborhoods and into the lives of troubled youth others might cross the street to avoid.

 
 

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Bijan, 18, sits in on a practice session with Forgiving All My Enemies (FAME), the go-go band he performs with at the Sasha Bruce building. The youth-focused nonprofit in Southeast Washington provides monitoring services to some 87 youth offenders.


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