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They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

Preview: Season 18 Episode 18 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals, to follow three young offenders who sign up to take a screenwriting class with producer Gabe Cowan as they await their respective trials. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

Aired: 05/22/17

Rating: NR

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