ABC has a new show called ‘For Life,’ and it’s not your average legal drama. The lawyer at the heart of the show is a character named Aaron Wallace, who was incarcerated for a crime he didn’t even commit and is serving a life sentence. Meanwhile, he’s trying to help his fellow prisoners earn their freedom. The show may be a work of fiction, but it’s inspired by a real man, and that man is Isaac Wright Jr.
Wright Jr. was wrongfully convicted of being a drug kingpin. While in prison, he spent his time educating himself on law and served as his own attorney during his appeal process. Following his eventual release, he came back to legally pursue those who railroaded him. Amazingly, Isaac went from being a prisoner with a life sentence to becoming a lawyer.