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Episode 17. Heidi Cerneka, Where The World Doesn’t Even Know You Exist

On this episode of Among the People we sit down with Heidi Cerneka, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner who’s career has been spent serving incarcerated women in the United States, Brazil and Kenya.


In this episode, Heidi shares how women are generally overlooked in prison policy and advocacy as well as the social and economic justice issues that are leading Women to be in prison in the first place.


Heidi defines the difference between Women incarceration versus Male incarceration and how when Women get out of prison there’s nothing to go back to; no family, no work, no life.


Heidi will also talk about her decision to go back to law school at the age of 49 and how that’s helped her ministry.

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