There's a doctor in the Big House, and he has some chillingly funny tales about his patients.
In his chilling and hilarious memoir, Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax, now-seasoned supermax prison physician William Wright shares his initiation into hard truths learned on the job. These include how to respond to ridiculous prisoner requests and lawsuits, the paperwork he came to know intimately, the irritable bowels that seem to accompany prison life, and the nth degree of idiocy in most attempts at manipulation of authority by prison denizens. Interesting, well-written, and funny, this book deserves a wide readership.
-- Carrie Wallace, ForeWord Clarion Reviews
About the Author
A resident of Colorado Springs, William “Bill” Wright, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. After working as an ear surgeon for thirty years, Bill spent eight years practicing correctional medicine with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He has published over fifty medical journal articles. Maximum Insecurityis the light-hearted adventure of Wright’s career practicing medicine in a supermax correctional facility.
A commercial artist and private pilot, Bill has three black belts and is a certified instructor of Aikido and Tae Kwan Do. He is married, with four children and six grandchildren.
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He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Mollie, and a variable number of fur-bearing companions. Maximum Insecurity is a memoir of his past eight years as the physician in Colorado's maximum-security prison.
Winner 2014 Global Ebook Awards in the Non-Fiction True Crime Category.
Runner Up in the General Non Fiction category at the 2014 Hollywood Book Festival.
Triple Finalist in the Reader's Favorite 2014 Award Contest.
Gold Medal in the Non-Fiction Occupational category at the 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wish the author had given more details about himself and less of the history of the Colorado Penitentiary. And more varied interactions between himself and staff and the prisoners would also have made the book more interesting. Its really too bad, because this is a topic that is very interesting to me and I was hoping for better.
I never want to hear the word "excruciating" again. Nor do I want to hear someone complain about their bowels. We get it already.
And for a doctor, the line "but this is America, where you can get rich by pouring coffee in your own lap" is just plain lazy. That's the most painfully oversimplified lawsuit in the country. One mention was cringe-inducing enough, but to have to read it multiple times was downright annoying.
The worst part though was the fact that the whole book carries this "I'm better than you" and "I don't care" kind of tone. You can write about criminals without being smug and insulting every other person in your story. Well, some people can anyway.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fine quick read....interesting to hear Dr. Wright's experiences. Nothing particularly insightful or profound, but the sense the job was conveyed.Published 27 days ago by Kevin Davern
So sad the author chose to only focus on humor and never once showed compassion or empathy to any inmate he treated. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't quite know what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! The author is hilarious! I love his dry, sarcastic humor. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Alyssa
I thought this book would be an interesting sneak peak at the inner workings of the prison health care system maybe with tales of strange maladies or crazy happenings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ly G
This is a jaded look at prisons – and admittedly I would be jaded myself if I worked there. And after reading this I remain firmly convinced I would never want to, regardless of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike B
Interesting read about a slice of the culture I really didn't know anything about. I also enjoyed the authors other book. If he writes any more I will read them as well.Published 1 month ago by Richard Spies
Very interesting read. I am an RN who recently has changed gears and began working in correctional nursing. I am seeing and being told similiar stories here in Texas.Published 1 month ago by Toni Clark
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