Caged Birds Sing: A Report by Girls on the A Unit at Waxter
The ACLU of Maryland released a report by girls from the troubled Thomas J.S. Waxter Children's Center in Laurel, Maryland. The report voices the perspectives of girls on Waxter's "A Unit," which houses a small number of girls who are "committed" to Waxter for treatment.
The girls hope that their voices and experiences will finally be heard and heeded within the juvenile justice system in Maryland. The report details problems the girls have had at Waxter and offers their own solutions to state leaders.