He Fought For His Own Rights - And For The Rights Of Others. Convicted of cop-killing, Jerry Rosenberg seemed destined to die in the electric chair. The remarkable and inspirational story of how he turned his life around and fought a very personal battle to get his sentence commuted is told in this compelling drama, starring Tony Danza of Taxi fame. In the early 1960s, Brooklyn-born career criminal Rosenberg faced the death penalty for a double cop-killing. But Rosenberg swore he was innocent and set about squashing his conviction. Through a correspondence course in law, Rosenberg even gained a degree, and he went on to establish a considerable reputation for counselling and defending his fellow inmates and to earn the title 'America's Greatest Jailhouse Lawyer'.