After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something. Then he sees an ad for a doctor’s position from the Colorado Department of Corrections at a supermax prison. Now that, he thinks, would be different. His wife has some thoughts on the matter too. She thinks her husband just lost his mind and is on a collision course with a prison shiv.
After his first day on the job, he wonders if she wasn’t onto something. His first patient is an arrogant, callous youth convicted of five cold-blooded murders. Dr. Wright has to steel himself not to bolt.
Nothing prepares a doctor for life at the Colorado State Penitentiary. He quickly discovers treating maximum security convicts is like treating recalcitrant murderous four-year-olds. Always willing to threaten their doctors with bodily harm, they are more interested in scamming drugs than treatment.
Told with self-depreciating humor and scathing wit, Maximum Insecurity describes Dr. Wright’s adventures practicing medicine in a supermax correctional facility without, he’s glad to say, getting killed even once.
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OK but not brilliant!
The concept was good but did not quite deliver for me! It should of been better, couple of area's were good but to me it lacked depth - i wasn't expecting a serious study as I think it was more of a light hearted story but it wasn't funny enough to be totally a comedy book but wasn't serious enough to be a un-biased look at the prison service.
Either made it more of a comedy or more of an in-depth look into the prison service
yes - I liked his voice and wasn't irritating or too much
possibly if it had more laughs!
Another ok'ish book to listen too - a bit "fluffy" for my liking but enjoyable none the less