Children Don't Belong in Prison
Children don't belong in prison.
In Paris, Texas or Sacramento, California children should not be imprisoned, especially for percieved sins of their parents.
Fourteen-year-old Shaquanda Cotton should be freed from her indeterminate sentence in a Texas prison immediately.
Last night I spoke with Shaquanda's mother, Creola Cotton. Shaquanda tells her she's tired and she doesn't know how long she can hold on. Ms. Cotton says Shaquanda has attempted suicide more than once.
Shaquanda enjoys receiving cards and letters, says her mother. She can receive mail at:
Ron Jackson Correctional Complex,
Unit 2, Dorm 4
P.O. Box 872
Brownwood, Texas 76804
Ms. Cotton also requsts that we write letters to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking him to intervene on Shaquanda's behalf.
I'm sending Shaquanda a card and writing the governor. I hope you will ,too.