Our mission is to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action.
Compassion Prison Project began as the brainchild of award-winning producer Fritzi Horstman, whose own childhood trauma helped shape its conception. Over the course of several months in 2019-2020, Fritzi and a dedicated team of facilitators and volunteers partnered with the men who were incarcerated at a Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP), a maximum-security prison in Southern California. Together, they created powerful tools for addressing and healing from childhood trauma.
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Compassion Prison Project believes in the power behind Compassion in Action. The experience of Childhood Trauma is a common thread that runs amongst so many, from all walks of life. It’s a crucial reminder that whether we live in a mansion or are up for parole, all living beings need the security of love and the power to be heard.