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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Teddy Macker is the author of the poetry collection This World. He lives with his wife and daughters on a farm in Carpinteria, California, where he maintains an orchard.
In a clearing in the woods alongside a country lane outside the town of Tutwiler in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, stands Sonny Boy Williamson’s granite grave marker. As we approach, we notice more of the glints beneath us, and notice the same silver glints piled atop the old monument.