Summary

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.
©2013 William Wright, M.D. (P)2014 William Wright, M.D.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Joanne on 15-07-17

OK but not brilliant!

What did you like best about Maximum Insecurity? What did you like least?

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.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Either made it more of a comedy or more of an in-depth look into the prison service

Would you listen to another book narrated by Eric Martin?

yes - I liked his voice and wasn't irritating or too much

If this book were a film would you go see it?

possibly if it had more laughs!

Any additional comments?

Another ok'ish book to listen too - a bit "fluffy" for my liking but enjoyable none the less

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ronda on 19-06-15

You can't pay for this kind of entertainment!

I worked in the medical of a jail--best job I ever had! I can relate to literally everything Dr. Wright talks about. I laughed and laughed remembering. Those of us who worked in medical used to say, "You can't pay for this kind of entertainment". It may not be so amusing to those who have never been there, but I can tell you from experience, he is spot on about the illegible spelling, the illiteracy, the lunacy, and the manipulation, and everything in between, and I am only into chapter 11. I highly recommend this entertaining and realistic book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Angie on 26-06-15

Funny and Fantastic

It's one of the most entertaining audible books-ever!
Funny, true to life, narration and dialogue at its best especially the inmates.
You are noble, Dr. Wright !

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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