It’s only been open a little over a month, but seven juvenile offenders have escaped from the District’s brand new, state-of-the art New Beginnings Youth Center, in two different incidents. All were quickly caught, but the escapes raise concerns about security at the new center, whose mission is rehabilitation rather than punishment. Kojo looks at the recent escapes and how local leaders are reacting.


  • Robert Pierre Washington Post reporter
  • Tasha Williams Chairperson, Fraternal Order of Police, Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services Labor Committee; correction officer at New Beginnings Youth Center

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