Karen Gedney- '30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor'


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In 1987, Karen Gedney, MD, was the first woman doctor in Nevada, placed in a male medium security prison. Today she joins us to discuss her memoir, 30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor The topics in 30 Years Behind Bars are as diverse as: surviving as a woman in a male-dominated hierarchy overcoming personal traumathe issues of racism, mental illness, HIV, executions, and cancer Her true stories, the adversities she survives, and why she turns it into a calling that lasts 30 years will forever change the way you see prisons. Karen was designated as one of the best in the business by the American Correctional Association and won a 'Heroes for Humanity Award' for her work in HIV in the correctional system. Today she advocates for prison reform and inspires individuals and groups to become involved in reforming the prison system. Dr Gedney's site

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