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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Katti Gray is a journalist whose work has been published in The Washington Post, Newsday, Essence, and Ebony, and online at Salon.com. She divides her time between her beloved hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Monticello, New York.
Because of its flawed policies and dysfunctional institutions, this society incarcerates more people per capita than does any other nation. We can’t continue along this path. We cannot afford to keep viewing these issues in a vacuum. We’ve got to do a better job of connecting the dots.