For Life

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Air Dates

Feb 11, 2020 - Present

Network

ABC

Genre

Drama

Cast

Aaron - Nicholas PinnockKate - Indira VarmaMarie - Joy BryantJamal - Dorian MissickJasmine - Tyla HarrisAnya - Mary Stuart MastersonMaskins - Boris McGiver

A drama following a prisoner who becomes a lawyer to fight for his freedom while behind bars.


Aaron Wallace is a wrongly-convicted prisoner serving a life sentence. Determined to fight for his freedom and get back to his family, he studies to become a lawyer while behind bars, litigating cases for fellow inmates while working towards overturning his conviction.

Inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright Jr.

Comments (6)

Suzanne
05/24/20 at 06:17am

It ended well enough I suppose, but I really wish they would hurry up and announce the fate of this show. I thoroughly enjoyed most episodes.

Just a general thought: I have absolutely no contact with the prison system or anyone in it so I have no real knowledge. That said I have oftened wonder how tptb don't find it odd if a prisoner, after years of incarceration, refuses to state their guilt in order to get parole. Wouldn't only truly innocent people maintain that level of pride when they could go free?
Parish J
05/16/20 at 05:31am

Being that I worked a prison @ one time, it’s hard for me to just sit back & watch some of B. S. that goes on in this show. My wife likes it so I’m stuck watching it with her. She hasn’t got sick of me pointing out why this wouldn’t happen. Like his burner phone for one.....but who knows.....different State, different type of security type. Maximum security/ Medium security.....
Floyd Dehanne
05/09/20 at 09:44pm

@Couchpotato The show IS NOT based on ANY story In fact they show a disclaimer EVERY episode that they events portrayed are entirely fictitious. The only part of the story that’s true is that he became a lawyer from prison and he eventually proved his own innocence but under completely different circumstances than the show. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Wright_Jr.?wprov=sfti1
Eric
03/09/20 at 05:17pm

So far so good. Has potential, just as long as they don’t make into a prisoner Perry Mason where every trial gets solved at last minute in a neat little bow.
Mandy Adams
02/19/20 at 12:27pm

I love this show. Growing up I was never exposed to the unfairness of the racial discrimination I didn't grow up in a bubble I was just sheltered by my dad who grew up in the south and saw it first hand, and when I got into high school and saw the issues going on I wanted to be a human rights lawyer. I really wish I had continued with my dream and not gone into healthcare, lawyers like this are needed more than ever now.
Couch Potato
02/17/20 at 06:16pm

If it were not based on a true story, I might lose interest. But to see how corrupt the system and people involved in wrongfully convicting Isaac Wright is interesting to say the least. What makes the show more intriguing is the fact that Isaac Wright went on to become a lawyer that successfully defended inmates and expose the corruption behind his own conviction. That alone merits my interest. Stay tuned.

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