Prison Break centers on Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) who is on death row for a crime he did not commit. His brother Michael (Wentworth Miller) decides to get incarcerated in order to free his brother and prove his innocence. Michael aligns himself with other prisoners as well as his one and only outside ally, defense attorney and longtime friend Veronica Donovan, to prove Lincoln's innocence. Undoubtedly pitched to network executives as "24 Behind Bars," the weekly, hour-long continuing drama Prison Break starred Wentworth Miller as structural engineer Michael Scofield, who when first seen by the audience was somewhat inexplicably in the process of committing a bank robbery -- and then allowing himself to be arrested and convicted. Scofield was sentenced to five years at Fox River Penitentiary, where, by a stunning coincidence, his brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) was spending his last month on Death Row, awaiting execution for the murder of the brother of the U.S. vice president.