Talk Dat NOLA’s “Prison to Purpose” series looks at the hurdles former inmates encountered once released from prison and their battle to steer clear of a life of crime.

In this episode, Casey Ferrand talks with Daniel Tapia, a man who had a bright future ahead of him, but ended up in the criminal justice system at an early age and spent much of his young adult life there. Today, he’s working at the same criminal court where he was sentenced.