By conservative estimates, there are currently enough wrongfully convicted people in prison in the United States to fill a football stadium.
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Cortney Lamar Charleston is the author of the poetry collection Telepathologies. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he scouts potential Chicago Bulls first-round draft picks. Follow him on Twitter: @bardsbesidebars.
The Sun presents a selection of poems that speak to the subtle and not-so-subtle injustices going on around us. Featuring Cortney Lamar Charleston, Ashley M. Jones, Eve Williams, Anuradha Bhowmik, Hope Wabuke, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Amy Dryansky, Brionne Janae, Danez Smith, and Brian Gilmore.