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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Howard Luxenberg runs a software-publishing company and also studies writing at Wesleyan University. His stories have appeared in Tin House, the Gettysburg Review, and the Iowa Review. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Like most older neighborhoods, ours had a haunted house. Mrs. Licht and her grown daughter lived in it. (Mr. Licht had died many years earlier.) The lawn was unkempt and overgrown with weeds, the windows had wrought-iron grillwork over them, and the green paint on the clapboards had cracked into a scaly pattern like the skin of a lizard.