When a government leader takes a step to ban certain actions, some people turn towards crime in order to continue down the same path. The idea or the purpose of banning certain conduct is to protect society. Lawmakers typically pass a law with the belief that it would be good for the public. They cannot make a law that targets a particular person, religion, or race. The purpose of punishing criminals is to refrain them from certain behaviors, retribution, preventing additional offenses and rehabilitation of offenders.
Each crime carries a specific penalty. That penalty is the amount of the time that a person can spend in jail/prison if he or she is convicted of an offense. When a person is first arrested and sent to jail waiting for bail, there isn’t usually much of processing beyond a search for weapons or instruments used while making that crime an individual is convicted for. Someone who has been convicted and sentenced faces a longer process when they arrive at the prison where they will have to spend the next few months or years, as per their sentenced time.
For some people, passing time in prison opens their eyes and puts them on the right path. They come out a completely different man, even when the convicted person is actually innocent. Isaac Wright is one of those. Isaac Wright Jr., an American criminal attorney, consultant, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is known for embarking on a legal fight so he could help those who are wrongfully convicted and sentenced to spend time behind bars.
He represented himself, acting as his own lawyer during his own trial and oversaw his own appeal to get it overturned. Isaac was charged with being the mastermind behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey. During his time in the prison, Wright studied law and became a paralegal, and later a licensed attorney.
It took a lot for Isaac Wright to become a lawyer. His journey of spending his life in prison as a convicted drug kingpin began with the wrongful initial sentence of life prison plus 72 years, during which he continued his education and also fought cases for other inmates while he was fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he never committed.
Fighting through and not giving up, Wright made it through. Today, he works as a counselor at the Law Firm Hunt, Hamlin, and Ridley located in Newark, New Jersey. Isaac Wright practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars many years ago.