Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves—his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris)—and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of Aaron Wallace’s ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), For Life will also examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC
SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
In the series premiere, “Pilot,” an incarcerated man, Aaron Wallace, becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction. Aaron’s struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, will explore the flaws in our penal and legal systems, and inspire by showing how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.