Discovering Dr. G – Karen Gedney MD 2018-02-26T16:39:15+00:00
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After three decades as a prison physician, upon release (retirement) I am passionate about sharing my unique perspectives and interesting stories in my new book, ’30 Years Behind Bars.’ As a national speaker and medical consultant speaker I am focused on addressing the cause of problems vs. the symptoms. I am dedicated to shift the current prison paradigm from one of harm and recidivism to one of healing and reintegration. Another area I am particularly interested in is affecting positive behavior changes, optimal health, aging and mentoring at risk youth.

Recent Entries

The White House and Mass Incarceration

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

In the final months of Obama's administration the justice department pledged money and training to help prevent former inmates from returning to prison. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions scrapped it and now the White House [...]

Empathy In Prisons

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

I saw the lack of empathy in prison not only for the inmates, but many times for staff as well. I remember a captain telling his distraught female custody officer, "It's not my problem," when [...]

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

I remember Martin Luther King, Jr. day at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in 1989, because that is the day my husband Clifton Maclin was their guest speaker. I had only worked in the prison as [...]

This History of Pot

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

As a prison physician I always thought that the history of marijuana was fascinating. It's use in religion and medicine dates back thousands of years, but it's use as a medicinal product in the United [...]

Do hunger strikes in prison work?

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Do hunger strikes in prison work?Hunger strikes in prison rarely work, but at times they can bring awareness of problems inside a prison system to the outside world. One of the famous prison hunger [...]

Paraskevidekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th.

November 10th, 2017|1 Comment

October Friday the 13th, 1989, will always be etched in my memory. It was the day I was taken hostage in prison by Kenneth Meller, an inmate who had been on death row. I had [...]

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