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

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