For Life


For Life is a new television show on ABC, which is inspired by the true life of Isaac Wright Jr. While the ABC show is fiction, it is based on Wright’s life. The ABC show follows the life of Arron Walace while he is in prison for something he didn’t do. While in prison, Wallace becomes a lawyer, litigating cases of the other inmates and helping the warded initiate a new and improved prison system. Walace struggles to build a good reputation for himself so he can eventually overturn his own life sentence and get back to his family. For Life is an amazing and inspiring story, directed by George Tillman Jr. who also directed Soul Food, The Hate U Give, and many more movies. For Life is on ABC at 10:00 pm every Tuesday.

Isaac Wright was wrongfully convicted in 1991 for being a drug kingpin. Having never done or dealt drugs in his life, Wright was confused and said he “was a victim of circumstance”. He was given a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 25 years along with other charges that added 10 years to his sentence. He was able to get his law degree whilst behind bars from St. Thomas University School of Law and passed the New Jersey Bar. After nine years the New Jersey Bar admitted Wright and he became a prison paralegal. He helped at least 20 of his fellow inmates get lesser sentences or overture their initial sentence. When he was finally able to go to court for his own case, he served as his own lawyer. While representing himself he was able to get a confession of misconduct and coverup and a confession from James Dugan, a veteran police detective that had searched Wright’s apartment before the court gave him permission. After the whole case that put him in prison crumbled to the ground, Wright was released from prison after he posted a $250,000 bail. In 1998 The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office dropped their criminal case against him. With his newfound freedom, he went after the people who had a part in the cover-up and misconduct involving his case. Dugan pleaded guilty to misconduct and cover-up. Superior Court Judge Michael Imbriani who had improperly instructed jurors was removed from the bench. Somerset County Prosecutor Nicholas Bissell, who had made secret plea deals with witnesses and illegally seized cocaine which he used to convict Wright, fled to Nevada and committed suicide before his prison term was scheduled to begin. Issac Wright Jr. did what others would think impossible and is now getting a television show based on his hard work and patience.