• anxiety and stress
  • depression and hopelessness
  • anger, irritability, and hostility
  • panic attacks
  • worsened preexisting mental health issues
  • hypersensitivity to sounds and smells
  • problems with attention, concentration, and memory
  • hallucinations that affect all of the senses
  • paranoia
  • poor impulse control
  • social withdrawal
  • outbursts of violence
  • psychosis
  • fear of death
  • self-harm including mutilation of genitals, cutting open abdomen, biting through veins and self blindness
  • suicide
  • chronic headaches
  • eyesight deterioration
  • digestive problems
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • fatigue and lethargy
  • genitourinary problems
  • heart palpitations
  • hypersensitivity to light and noise
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle and joint pain
  • sleep problems
  • trembling hands
  • weight loss
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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.

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