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4/1/07-Tyler

East Texas Teen Free

An East Texas teen being held in a high security Juvenile Prison is free Sunday.  You may remember Shaquandra Cotton, a Paris, Texas teen sentenced to Juvenile Prison for pushing a teacher's aide.  Cotton has already served one year of a seven year sentence.

Civil rights activists argued the sentence was racially motivated, saying the same judge that sentenced Cotton, who is black, sentenced a white teenager to probation for arson.  Cotton is the first of what could be hundreds of teens released as part of an overhaul of the Texas Youth Commission.

Lindsay Wilcox, Reporting.  lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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