Invincible Minds

Invincible Minds is a collection of short stories, poems and artwork created by the men living at Kern Valley State Prison involved with the Compassion Prison Project. Spearheaded by Ruben Riviera and David Do, Invincible Minds is currently in the final stages of editing. The men have collaborated brainstorming ideas, supporting and editing each other’s work.

The men from Facility A raised $2,133.34, spearheaded the fundraiser and collaborated with the Compassion Prison Project which emphasizes giving back to the community as part of their program.

Jenna Kieckhaefer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno Department of Criminology representing the Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California was present at the ceremonies to receive all three checks.

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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.

Invincible Minds