Gary Durant of the District was a celebrated high school athlete at 17. Now 24, he is trying to build a new life for himself after leaving prison.
Gary Durant, 24, helps coach football players from Richard Wright Public Charter School at the Randall Recreation Center off South Capitol Street. Durant was a celebrated athlete at 17. He then spent almost seven years in prison for manslaughter for his role in a shootout that left a fellow teen dead; he was convicted as an adult. Two of those years were passed in solitary confinement after fights with other inmates. Now, he says, is trying to transition to life outside incarceration and aiming to guide youths away from poor choices. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo