We Need Your Help


Michael and Jeannie at The Hermitage, creating NEPC – Oct 2014

No Exceptions Prison Collective began in October 2014 when co-founders—Jeannie Alexander and Michael McRay—transitioned from their work on the inside of Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, to the world outside in order to engage in full-time advocacy to end the American nightmare of mass incarceration they had both witnessed. The framework for NEPC was formed and committed to in collaboration with prisoners, and thus the work of NEPC is more than a mission: it is a promise to prisoners and their families that we intend to keep.

Over the past seven months, we have dedicated ourselves to the work and established No Exceptions as a well-respected and well-known abolitionist organization. We have formed an outstanding radical Collective Council (i.e., board) made of both insiders and outsiders; built local, regional, and national partnerships; taught college courses; spoken in churches and universities; presented at regional and national conferences; served as planners and sponsors of a major national conference; continued our advocacy for insiders; and traveled the state to meet with prisoners’ families; and organized lawyers, legislators, faith leaders, policymakers, educators, and students to end mass incarceration in Tennessee through specific targeted means.

In this productive busyness, we have had no time for fundraising, fronting all personal and business costs out of our savings. This, however, is no longer sustainable. Having put No Exceptions “on the map” and seeing the work snowballing, we now need to focus more on making the work sustainable: i.e., acquiring funding.

That’s where you come in. The battle to transform social segregation and end carceral slavery in Tennessee is a communal one. We cannot do this alone; we need your continued support, both in physical and financial numbers. We are in the process of becoming a registered non-profit, thus all donations are tax-deductible. We gratefully welcome any contribution, regardless the size. By offering your donations here, you can make a deeper investment in the work of No Exceptions. We would be so grateful for any spreading of this notification.

You can give my clicking on the “Donate” button or by visiting this link:

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We know you believe in this work. We do too. We want it to continue for years and years to come. You can help us do that.

We need you and thank you.


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2 thoughts on “We Need Your Help

  1. Laura says:

    My husband, who is currently serving a 51 year sentence, told me to look up this website. To read the things that are written here gives me hope. I’m constantly searching for ways to help him and others in his position but there are so many roadblocks. I am a former TDOC employee and I know first hand the things that go on behind those metal doors. There is nothing about TDOC that encourages reform. Its a business that is built and profiting from human flesh. I pray every day for change. I would love to help.


    • Mike Johnson says:

      These are the kind of ignorant statements that beg for follow-up questions…I’m curious about what you mean by
      TDOC is “a business built and profiting from human flesh”…where exactly does this ‘Profit’ come from? The state spends nearly $1 Billion dollars to supervise people like your husband…SPENDS…if there’s a profit being made that you have first hand knowledge or evidence of, then by all means, share it – without said evidence, it’s clear that you have no idea what you’re talking about – in fact, that kind of statement makes it appear that you’re a total moron.

      Furthermore, blaming TDOC for your complaints also shows a total ignorance of the truth or a willful intent to lie. TDOC is a RECEIVING agency…one that neither writes the law nor determines guilt or innocence, they don’t determine the length of a sentence, they don’t determine parole eligibility – they are charged only with the supervision of people convicted of a crime for the amount of time set by the law and the presiding judge…so why not direct your issues with those things toward the people that make those decisions – or you could continue making stupid assertions that illustrate clearly that you are either totally misinformed or incapable of reasonable thought.


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