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Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, 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 and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Aaron's complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden helps shine a light on the flaws and challenges in the U.S. penal and legal systems.

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When Maskins and Cyrus Hunt try to thwart Aaron's attempt at a retrial, Aaron is forced to try a desperate move, risking the wrath of a powerful new adversary; the election comes to a head as Safiya tries to warn Aaron that he is now a marked man.
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Aaron finally gets his chance to argue for his retrial in court, but it's thwarted by the return of prison warden Cyrus Hunt; Safiya deals with the aftermath of the prison riot and attempts to salvage her reforms.
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Aaron bolsters his case with newfound information from Marie; Cassius suspects Aaron is a snitch and seeks retribution; Foster struggles to lay low during his last two weeks before retirement, but Safiya turns up the heat.
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Flashing back to the previous nine years of his incarceration, Aaron's journey from terrified novice prisoner to attorney and social crusader unfolds.
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Aaron pushes to represent longtime inmate Easley Barton, hoping that winning this 23-year-old case against Maskins will strengthen his own; Capt. Foster continues his drug-smuggling racket; Marie struggles with her breakup with Darius.
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In order to maintain his lifeline to the outside world, Aaron is forced to defend Cassius Dawkins when he puts three white supremacists in the hospital; Marie struggles with her feelings for Aaron after he signs her divorce papers.
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Aaron struggles to balance the demands of his own case with the needs of an inmate who's fighting for the right to marry his dying girlfriend; Safiya defies the prison board, effectively jeopardizing Anya's campaign as well as their marriage.
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Aaron confronts O'Reilly in court; Marie's father comes to town, intent on encouraging her and Darius to solidify their relationship; Maskins arranges for a dangerous inmate to be transferred to Bellmore.
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While litigating on behalf of an inmate locked up on a robbery charge, Aaron is torn between doing what's right and what's best for his case; Marie recommits to Aaron's case; Safiya closes in on Foster's drug smuggling scheme.
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Looking back nine years, Marie reflects on her marriage to Aaron and struggles in the wake of his life-changing arrest.
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Aaron makes a strategic move to get his police file; District Attorney Maskins and Assistant District Attorney O'Reilly close in on proof of Aaron's malfeasance during Jose Rodriguez's trial, targeting Marie as a way to get to Aaron.
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Tensions rise between Aaron and his crew when he provides counsel to a white supremacist to repay his debt to inmate Wild Bill; Ronnie braces for confrontation as he visits the prison to meet Aaron for the first time.
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Prisoner Aaron Wallace becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction.

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