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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D.T. Lumpkin lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was banned from volunteering at a prison’s death row unit after he helped his creative-writing students publish their work. He teaches at Middle Tennessee State University.
My mother became a missing person in the summer of 1994, when I was fourteen. The day she disappeared, she told my father and me she was going to the Piggly Wiggly in Lineville, about ten miles from our home in Delta, Alabama. She didn’t come back.