Jun 25, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Communication Behind Bars in the US Prison System

Communication Behind Bars in the US Prison System

Date: June 25

Time: 18:00 CET

Place: Online

Organisers: AIIC Legal Interpreting Committee and EULITA

Event type: Public

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsceCpqT0tH9HjRoPEpnVShOE9uYIztcp8 


In this online forum we would like to introduce Karen Gedney, who will present an insight into the reality of life inside prison in the USA and the role of those, including interpreters, who provide the link to the outside world. You will have the opportunity to draw comparisons with the situation in your country and put forward any questions you may have.

Karen Gedney MD is a specialist in internal medicine, who in 1987 was the first woman doctor in Nevada assigned to a male medium security prison. Against all odds she stayed three decades and turned it into her calling. She is recognized as an authority in both the medical and correctional fields. She won the "Heroes for Humanity Award" in Nevada and was noted as "One of the Best in the Business" by the American Correctional Association. When she retired from the prison service she became an activist in the holistic prison reform movement and wrote her memoir "30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor". Today she advocates for prison reform and inspires individuals and groups to become involved in reforming the prison system.

Here is a link to some reviews about her fascinating book: https://www.google.com/search?q=reviews+of+30+Years+Behin+Bars&oq=reviews+of+30+Years+Behin+Bars&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i10i160l2j33i10i299.10546j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8