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July 22, 2020

"You Never Get Nothing Back They Take is a verité romp following Zelly and his lawyer Kelly as they attempt to retrieve Zelly's brand new iPhone from the New Orleans Police Department, whic had held it for four months.

Zelly’s phone was charging in a friend’s car when the friend was pulled over, his car searched and a small amount of marijuana found – enough to warrant a mi...

July 20, 2017

As part of our StoryCorps series on criminal justice, we bring you a story about re-adjusting to life on the outside.

Kenneth Dilosa, Tyronne Smith, and Ben Smith helped found a reentry organization called "The First 72+". Located in the shadow of the new jail, it was created by formerly incarcerated people to help others transition out of prison and build for the future. T...

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