Who We Are
Compassion Prison Project is a grassroots organization made of people gathering together with a common bond and vision.... to create a more compassionate world. Our team consists of a core organizing team, paid staff, volunteers, a growing Board of Directors and powerful partnerships with people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

Core Staff

Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

Jayme Younger

Chief Operations Officer

LaToya Frazier

Chief Strategic Officer

Linda Goldman


Morgan Emmess

Chief Creative Officer

Melonie McCoy

Media and Communications Director

Rachelle Coffey

Director of Mental Health

Sylvester Shockley

Strategic Advisor

Ruth Salady

Executive Project Manager

Jill Lord

Program and Volunteer Coordinator

Michael Todd

Manager of Rehabilitative and Reentry Programming

Darnell Green

Strategic Advisor
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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director


Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.

Core Staff