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Meet Your Local Author - Book Signing Event

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Meet local author Karen Gedney MD as she shares her story of "30 Years Behind Bars - Trials of a Prison Doctor" This true story that chronicles her journey over a 30 year span is emotional, enlightening, and empowering. This is a book you will want to know more about.

Karen Gedney MD, ABAARM is board certified in both internal medicine and anti-aging regenerative medicine. As a National Health Service Corps Scholarship winner she was placed in a male medium security prison after her training to do a four year payback in 1987. Against all odds she turned it into a calling that lasted almost three decades. As a pioneer in HIV care in correctional settings she was given ‘The Nevada Hero’s for Humanity Award’ in 2000. She was also recognized by the American Correctional Association as one of the ‘Best in the Business’ . On leaving the prison in 2016 she has dedicated her life as a catalyst to shift the current prison paradigm to one of prevention, healing and re-integration.


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