We recommend you watch the video below first, before listening to this episode.
Welcome to this moving conversation with prison activist and filmmaker Fritzi Horstman, in which we discuss her powerful short film Step Inside the Circle. Please watch it first. We talk about prisons, trauma, healing, and the bankruptcy of the punishment paradigm. The underlying theme of the conversation is compassion, which, as Fritzi’s work makes obvious, is the animating principle of any truly radical action.
Compassion Prison Project website: https://compassionprisonproject.org/
Donate to Compassion Prison Project: https://compassionprisonproject.org/donate-to-cpp/
Wesley Purkey Blog Post (man on death row who was executed on July 16, 2020): https://compassionprisonproject.org/portrait-of-a-human-wesley-purkey/