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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
ABC and 50 Cent team on a drama based on Isaac Wright Jr., who was wrongly convicted of being a drug kingpin
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is producing and The Last Ship co-creator Hank Steinberg is writing a drama series based on the story of Wright, whom Deadline describes as "once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars. In prison, Wright studied the law and worked as a proxy-lawyer, writing briefs and motions to overturn the convictions of over 20 fellow inmates and ultimately to exonerate himself. He now works as a lawyer defending the wrongly accused and going after corrupt institutions. After passing the New Jersey Bar in 2008, Wright spent nine years being investigated by the New Jersey Bar’s Committee on Character before being admitted to the bar in September 2017. That is when Jackson signed a deal to produce a TV series based on his life."