Darnell Green

Strategic Advisor

Brief info

Meet Darnell Green - a man with a powerful story of resilience and determination. Despite serving a fourteen-year prison sentence, Darnell's unyielding spirit and passion for education drove him to attain not one, but three associate degrees and a Business Entrepreneurial certificate while still behind bars.

Now a transfer student at California State University Fullerton, Darnell is pursuing his dream of becoming a licensed social worker, majoring in Psychology. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and the human spirit. He has proven that with hard work, dedication, and a thirst for knowledge, anything is possible. His journey serves as a beacon of hope for those who have faced adversity and challenges in their own lives.

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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.

Darnell Green