Karen  Gedney MD

Karen Gedney MD

Doctor Karen Gedney is an internal medicine specialist who was placed in a male medium security prison in 1987 to do a four-year payback for a scholarship she received. Against all odds, she stayed three decades and turned it into her calling. The American Correctional Association designated her as one of the best in her business and for her medical care of inmates with HIV she was given the Heroes for Humanity award by the state of Nevada. Now she is a speaker, prison reform activist and the author of '30 years Behind Bars,' Trials of a Prison Doctor. She wrote the book to bring the reader into the prison and experience through the eyes of someone oriented to understand and heal, vs. judge and harm.