A wrongly convicted prison inmate becomes a lawyer in hopes of overturning his life sentence. 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.
Determined to gain access to his police file, Aaron decides to represent an inmate from Safiya's drug rehabilitation program whose brother is a cop. 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.
Aaron Wallace's fight to overturn his conviction to a life sentence continues. Tensions rise between Aaron and his crew when he provides counsel to a white supremacist in order to repay his debt to inmate Wild Bill. District Attorney Maskins ups his game when Aaron sues the NYPD in an attempt to gain access to his case file. Meanwhile, his daughter's boyfriend, Ronnie, braces for confrontation as he visits the prison to meet Aaron for the first time.
The premiere of the series about Aaron Wallace, an incarcerated man who becomes a lawyer. In addition to litigating cases for other inmates, he fights to overturn his own wrongful conviction. His struggle and his complicated relationship with progressive female prison warden Safiya Masry explore the flaws in the penal and legal systems.