David McCallum is a convicted murderer from the mean streets of Brooklyn who has spent 29-years in prison. Ray Klonsky is a middle class, Jewish-Italian kid from Toronto. When fate crossed their paths however, a friendship was born that changed both of their lives forever. Ray found the older brother he never had growing up and, in turn, became a window through which David could experience the outside world. Inspired by David’s unwillingness to let the system destroy him, Ray joins a dedicated team of lawyers and activists ---- including Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter --- searching for new evidence that will exonerate him.
Despite a mountain of evidence that should exonerate David, or at least grant him a new trial, Ray and the pro-bono team are stymied by a justice system that is not designed to free the wrongly convicted. When news of a DNA match that fingers a new suspect surfaces, the team thinks justice will finally be served. But they quickly learn their fight has only just begun.