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Letter Writing Campaign

We’ve been told by several prison residents that nothing brightens their day more than hearing their name called during mail call.

We’ve also heard from letter writers on the outside that their lives have been deeply enriched by the relationships they’ve cultivated with the incarcerated men and women with whom they communicate. Expressive writing can be therapeutic and healing and can also cultivate a sense of belonging and connection.

We’re always looking for volunteers to join our letter writing campaign. Please fill out the volunteer form and let us know that you’d like to write to someone living in a prison.

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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.

Letter Writing Campaign