Our collective includes both TN prisoners and free world partners. For their continued constructive safe presence inside Tennessee prisons, we will not mention collective members by name.
Rev. Jeannie Alexander | Director
J.D. Cornell University
M.A. (Religious Studies) Georgia State University
Rev. Jeannie Alexander is the director of No Exceptions Prison Collective. She is also a co-founding resident of Harriet Tubman House, an interfaith community dedicated to restorative practices in earth stewardship and human rights. She served as the Head Chaplain at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution for three years until September 2014. Prior to that, she was the volunteer chaplain for two years. As chaplain, she facilitated the creation of an unprecedented number of programs for insiders, both in minimum security and on death row, and developed interfaith communities in prison based on a model of liberation theology. She entered the prison as a death penalty abolitionist, and left the prison as a prison abolitionist. She has been a professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion. She is a writer with essays published in several books, including And The Criminals With Him. She has blogged for Tokens and written for Bitter Southerner. She is interviewed, lectures, and preaches frequently on the topics of mass incarceration as slavery, alternatives to prison, and transformative justice. She holds a JD from Cornell Law and a Masters in Religious Studies with a focus on Christian Ethics and Mysticism. She is also a lover of bees, bogs, and all things wild.