Francene Marie interviews Dr. Madeline McClenney, a prison abolitionist. Dr. McClenney is the founder of the Exodus Foundation and has partnered with a nonprofit in South Carolina called Hearts for Inmates during their soap drive for prisoners in their state, and also collecting donations to purchase 200 oximeters to test inmates.
Please help by donating of mailing soap to: 13006 Eastfield Rd Suite 200-214 Huntsville NC 28078.
She’s also an ordained Baptist minister with over twenty-five years of experience serving the church.
She completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and a Master of Divinity Degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she was an active advocate for the homeless. She continued her education at Duke University where she earned a Ph.D in Old Testament Studies in 2001, with minors in Women’s Studies and Islamic Law. As an advocate for the underserved, she received a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2001 for her humanitarian work in the community. She served as a sentencing specialist for ReEntry Inc. in Raleigh North Carolina while completing graduate studies. As a sentencing specialist, she went to the court at the time of sentencing to make a case for alternatives to prison for defendants. In 1999, Dr. McClenney founded Exodus Foundation.org and under her leadership the Red Sea Crossings Mentoring and Scholarship Program was developed as an evidence based re-entry mentoring program emphasizing 24 hour, culturally competent mentoring.