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Jelly Roll Surprises County Corrections Program In Omaha During Tour Stop

On a recent stop of his Backroad Baptism Tour in Omaha, Nebraska, Jelly Roll pleasantly surprised fans by making an unexpected visit to a program session for individuals navigating Douglas County’s work-release and re-entry programs.

The county released a video exclusively to 6 News showcasing the complete event that transpired at the Douglas County Criminal Justice Center.

WOWT 6 News (Douglas County Communications)

Throughout the visit, Jelly Roll performed renditions of several of his popular songs. He also paused between songs to share stories about his own battles and offer guidance to the audience on overcoming their own hurdles.

He encouraged them to seek out a positive focal point, something they could embrace and exchange for their fixation on negative influences that lead them astray. Jelly Roll recounted his own transformation, mentioning that shifting his attention and energy toward music was the change that helped him break free from his own destructive patterns.

“There’s something out there that can change your life,” he said. “… Please take advantage of having people who care,” Jelly Roll told the attendees.

He also noted the supportive staff members who are genuinely invested in their well-being.

“These people are underpaid, overworked, underappreciated; and they come into an environment every day that’s semi-hostile. … It’s a thankless job.”

As he departed, he received a challenge point patch, symbolizing gratitude for his willingness to engage openly with the group. He expressed that this token held significant value to him, saying that his relationship with law enforcement has drastically changed over the last few years.

Jelly Roll has a history of demonstrating his affection and concern for his fans, especially when it comes to his fans who need a little extra support to better their lives. Just recently, he paid a visit to individuals in recovery from addiction at Chesterfield County Jail in Virginia. During his time there, he performed his well-known songs and engaged in conversations with the recovering inmates, conveying the message that they have the ability to triumph over addiction and refuse to let it define who they are.