Hailey Fortson

Compassion Ambassador

Brief info

Hailey Fortson joined Compassion Prison Project in May 2020 as a policy volunteer and has been a mentor for Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, Ohio for several years. She is currently doing research for CPP on Ohio prison policy. She received a BA in international studies from The Ohio State University and hopes to start her career in social services and human rights. She was born in Mexico City and spent much of her time in college traveling. While in college, she worked as a lab assistant for Ohio State’s Office of Disability Services.

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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.

Hailey Fortson