Airdate: For Life

A wrongly convicted man becomes a lawyer inside prison and represents his fellow inmates.

US legal drama For Life premieres next week on Nine.

The series is based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit, but who helped to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates.

Produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, each episode features a different case highlighting various injustices in the US prison system.

The cast includes Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson and Timothy Busfield.

It premiered in the US in February and was renewed for a second season. This was recently added to 9Now.

The story follows Aaron Wallace, a wrongly convicted man sentenced to life in jail. He begins his fight for freedom by becoming a lawyer inside prison and representing his fellow inmates.

For Life is based on the story of Isaac Wright Jr., a music producer wrongfully convicted of being a drug kingpin in 1991. Like the main character in the series, Wright was sentenced to life in prison.

Wright represented himself in court before studying law and working as a paralegal during the seven years he spent in jail. He went on to have his charges dismissed, exposing police misconduct in the process.

9:30pm Tuesday on Nine.

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