CPP in the news

For interview requests and media inquiries please contact Melonie McCoy, Media Communications Director by email or phone: 425-628-4611

CBS Bay Area (KPIX): Breaking the Cycle

A 3-part news piece was filmed during our visit to Salinas Valley State Prison in September 2022.

Watch: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Northern Ireland ITV 4-min exposé

ITV visited HMP McGilligan in Northern Ireland, June 2022

Scotland TV 6-min exposé

STV joins Compassion Prison Project at HMP Edinburgh in May 2022

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Spectrum News LA: Childhood Trauma Among Inmates – ACEs)

Al Jazeera’s The Stream: What if prisons were more humane?

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Charles Eisenstein (E52) – A New and Ancient Story Podcast


Ketchikan AK KRBD interview
iHeart Radio - A Good Place with Ella
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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.