We Stop the Flow of
African-Americans to Prison

Our vision is to participate in creating a more sane, humane and safe world where color and class discrimination cease to contaminate justice and its resources and punishment as the answer to criminal activity is replaced by atonement, reconciliation, restorative justice and secured mental health treatment.

As a Christian organization that serves people of all faiths or no faith at all our mission is to Stop the Flow of African-Americans to Prison through the one-on-one therapeutic friendships and support groups of the Red Sea Crossings Mentoring program.

About the founder

Rev. Dr. Madeline McClenney-Sadler was recognized by the Center for American Progress as “1 in 15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015.” Read more


Care Receivers Served
Since 2005


We are guided by senior level professionals in relevant disciplines. Read more

Meet The Staff

Our team is made up of returning citizens and passionate advocates from the community. Read more

24hr Reentry Mentoring

This self-help program specializes in providing you with a culturally
competent mentor who will be available to you 24 hours a day.
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Since 2008, 90% of our mentees have remained out of jail or prison.


We are here for you as you prepare to go back into the community. If you are already out and seeking support call us.
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Houses of Worship Served Across Racial Lines with Non-Partisan Love for All

Local & National Events

If we don’t advocate for returning citizens on the ground and on the hill, systemic reform
will take over 80 years at this rate and our families can’t wait that long.
Dr. Madeline, President/Founder

With God’s help, the Wize Coalition 4 Mercy brought Wize home. He represented the foundation with board member Myra Byarm seen here speaking with Rep. Danny Davis of Chicago at the Annual Legislative Session of the Congressional Black Caucus 2023

The Wize Coalition 4 Mercy continues the work for clemency for those who have paid their debt to society, made atonement with victims, but the time does not fit the crime.


Exodus Foundation is in my opinion a “immense” opportunity to start from nothing and rebuild your foundation. That will change your destination on your journey in life and lead you to fulfill your destiny along the way.

– Terrell


Exodus mentors helped me to make and achieve goals. By setting the bar, reaching it and surpassing it I will soon have the American Dream. Without the help of my Exodus Mentors I would be lost and searching for a purpose.

– Paul

3 Determined Transformers President McClenney (EF.org), Toska Medlock (The Myriad Group & Co.), Britton Smith (REFORM)

National Prison Summit: Restoration, Redemption and ReEntry Collaboration 2022

Summit Workshop for Formerly Incarcerated Women Minister Mary Hill, Facilitator