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Jailhouse Doc A Doctor in the County Jail Dr William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado s maximum security prison After that running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap rig

  • Title: Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail
  • Author: WilliamWright
  • ISBN: 9781629670317
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail By WilliamWright, Dr William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado s maximum security prison After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right Oh, brotherHoards of desperate people fresh from the streets, homeless addicts, illegal aliens, and gangbangers all ruled by a corrupt sheriff and his concubine sidekDr William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado s maximum security prison After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right Oh, brotherHoards of desperate people fresh from the streets, homeless addicts, illegal aliens, and gangbangers all ruled by a corrupt sheriff and his concubine sidekick made the supermax look almost pastoral.Told with humor and biting wit by the best selling author of Maximum Insecurity, Jailhouse Doc follows Dr Wright and his struggles with scamming inmates, corporate bureaucrats, and a sheriff who wants to be a doctor.Peek behind the bars at the operations of a city jail and the daily battles to deliver medical care to a population on the edge.

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    1. Warning this is a rant.I thought this book would provide first hand anecdotes about life in prison it did I thought it would get into some of the moral ethical, financial and societal issues about jails and prisons barely What I was not expecting was a clearly racist and misogynistic author, and I don t use those words lightly In fact, I try to never use them about people I don t know personally.However, when an author, trying to come off as witty, says something like, it s hard to tell when His [...]

    2. Dr Wright is as candid as candid can be Enlightening to read his perspective on the prison system along with his correctional medicine experience He explains what lured him to correctional medicine as well as the main cause of exiting Describing his interactions with inmates is raw yet rather compelling in a few cases The reader will find the jailed receive thorough medical care, however, upon their release few can afford to continue with care, also many deal with addiction, lack of a proper die [...]

    3. Following on from its predecessor where the author details his time working as the medical officer in Colorados infamous supermax prison, Dr Wright continues his story whereby he is employed to the smaller county jail Should be a piece of cake after dealing with terrorists and the criminally insane right Not quite so muchLike his first book, Wright keeps his sense of humour and like mentioned in my earlier review, not every reader will find it appropriate Some of what the author says did raise m [...]

    4. I just finished reading, Jailhouse Doc and I found it very interesting Dr Wright is very candid in his telling of what really happens in a jail I read some things that I was not aware of This is the kind of book that people should read before they do something that will put them in a jail I give this book a 4 5 I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions ar my own.

    5. It was a good read, but coming from someone who worked in a prison, and currently teaches in the Criminal Justice field, I found Wright s writing style a bit callous and too curt I would have liked to see him expand on some of the stories, as the people behind the stories are what are interesting to me at least Afterall, working in a jail prison, in any capacity, is a human services related position that requires a great deal of empathy yes, they are offenders, but they are human beings too I d [...]

    6. Book received through Edelweiss.This is the second memoir written by Dr Wright This one focuses on his time as a doctor in the county jail in Colorado Springs, unlike his first one that took place in a SuperMax prison He talks about some of the unusual complaints by certain patients, the difficulty in long term treatment of those in a county jail, and the complaints from patients to their lawyers or even their mothers trying to get meds they don t necessarily need I really enjoy books like this, [...]

    7. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review Starting to read this book I didn t quite know what to expect, but this turned out to be a fun book to read Do not get me wrong, I know prison is no joke and medicine neither but put the two together and throw a doctor with a sense of humour into the mix and you get a real fun way of looking at a serious situation.Written with a tongue in the cheek style Dr Wright described a few situations between him and some prisoners that had me in stich [...]

    8. Of course I enjoyed this book I am a nurse who enjoyed working in the jail and House of Corrections for one Sheriff s Dept, and in a different jail in another county after relocating I was intrigued by his perspective as MD accustomed to serving solvent clients as opposed to the indigent I can t comment on the prison experiences, only the jail ones I will admit to being disappointed that he did not mention that approximately 25% of jail residents regardless of jail size are the truly mentally il [...]

    9. In this quick read, Dr Williams shares his experiences as a doctor in a county jail Through a series of short anecdotes, he relates how he came to work in the jail, some of the interesting characters he encountered, and the jailhouse politics I would have liked depth, to know a bit than just a couple paragraphs about the cases he encountered, for example After finishing it, I didn t feel that I knew much either about the conditions in jails in general or the medical clinics in the jail I do p [...]

    10. Dr William Wright retired from his practice of being an ear specialist after 30 years After a while at home, he decided he needed something and took a job being the medical doctor in a maximum security prison A job became available in the country jail closer to home and he decided to take it This is an insightful look at people who are taken to jail for things such as vagrancy, drugs, alcohol, domestic abuse etc This book was at times funny and others rather sad Dr Wright tells it the way it is [...]

    11. Very enjoyable readI always felt prisoners received poor medical attention when they received any, but after reading this book maybe that s not true The doctor seems to care about his patients and his work The book was witty and insightful This was good entertainment for a couple of hours.

    12. We re not in Kansas anyI now know someone in prison and I wondered what it s like I now have a much better idea, especially the medical aspect Bless those medical personnel who serve this challenging population.

    13. Enjoyed I enjoyed this book having worked previously in the prison world myself It was interesting to see it from the doctors point of view At times I laughed at what he had dealt with because it was so similar to things I had seen or dealt with myself.

    14. Awesome.A funny and deeply troubling book at the same time The author takes you into a world we would all like to shut out But it is there and real Especially the last three chapters had a lasting impression on me, quality food for thought.

    15. A very good description about what really happens in a jail through the eyes of Dr William Wright that shares his experiences as a doctor in a county jail I enjoyed Dr Wright story It is a very interesting read.

    16. Interesting readThis is a very well written and entertaining book Having been a medical professional for over 39 years it opened my eyes to an area of medicine I never thought about.

    17. Great read Excellent book.Socially relevant Easy read I read it in one go I really enjoyed it Thanks Doc for an interesting and timely book.

    18. The author worked for years as an ear surgeon before retiring, an action that neither he nor his wife agreed with after the fact Wanting to do something in the medical profession that was different from his previous practice in the suburbs, Wright first took a job at Colorado s maximum security prison From that position he then took a job running the medical clinic at a county jail His predecessor was not pleasant or efficient at the job, so with the help of a support staff, Wright threw himself [...]

    19. I received a free copy of this book in a First Reads giveaway3.5 stars out of 5.This was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, though I think the essays in this book might be better enjoyed spread out rather than read all at once Basic information was repeated at the beginning of some of the essays, which makes sense if they weren t all written at once read at once, but gave me kind of an Yes, I know, you already told me feeling when reading the book in one go Another aspect of that is tense [...]

    20. Excellent well written bookVery in formative I was a state inmate in Pennsylvania for 8 1 2 years and I had good medical care most of the time It was very interesting reading thus book from a prison doctors perspective Now I understand why I was given certain medications and why I thought the doctors were no good and couldn t cut it being a doctor on the streets.

    21. I received this as a GoodReads giveaway I m very thankful for that and glad I had the opportunity to be exposed to this author.William Wright has something to say I appreciate him saying it, but I wanted him to say Reading this book reminded me of sitting down with someone in the correctional field and having a chat I m not saying I wanted the author to be authory but in a way I did I wanted to know insight, details, just This seemed a bit Corrections 101 For those not familiar with the fie [...]

    22. Given To Me For An Honest ReviewWilliam Wright s book Jailhouse Doc A Doctor in the County Jail is a book that everyone must read It is one that will grab you from page one and keep you reading until the end I read it in one sitting Those pages will turn and turn and turn some for you.It is about Dr William Wright who was an ear surgeon that had become bored with that practice and retired He then found himself bored at home and underfoot of his wife Seeing an ad for a doctor for the Criminal Ju [...]

    23. Probably a 3.5 It was very interesting to read something that I didn t really know anything about Another reviewer offered a rant on her opinions of the author s bigotry I can t say I agree at all Might some of his humor have been a little less than PC as we say now Sure, but as another reviewer commented there is a certain aspect of gallows humor involved here, and remember this is a memoir detailing his experiences thoughts and feelings, not a research paper requiring him to cite statistics It [...]

    24. Mature medical doctor, an ear specialist, has burned out in maintaining his practice, and seeks an alternative environmentin which to use his medical knowledge His first position is inthe Colorado state prison, which led to his prior book MaximumInsecurity This follow on book reports on his move to thecounty jail servicing Colorado Springs, and his revelations aboutthe quite different populations residing in a prison and frequentinga jail In the jail environment he sees the true nature of thetur [...]

    25. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review When I saw this book I knew I had to read it Since I work at a federal Prison I can soooo relate to this book I know what he is going through and have seen and heard the same stories he has heard It is true they will use ever excuse in the book to get some sort of pain pill As for the problem children inmate who get bounced around from prison to prison because they don t behave and are acting out, a lot of them ar [...]

    26. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.A truly interesting page turner Dr William Wright was an ear, nose, and throat specialist that decided to take his career in a different path This book gives insight into his job as a physician at a county jail in Colorado We get a view into the lives of the prisoners from the perspective of the clinic as well as how the doctor came to be there and how he left The concerns and dealings with the prisoners are different with the [...]

    27. First I won this book in a good reads first reads giveaway in hopes of doing a review Which I will gladly do as I really enjoyed this book.WOW This book was both educational and enjoyable to read The layout was very good The chapters made it very easy to read It was well thought out The author saved his negative comments till the end of the book which, in my opinion, gave it validity as he had built up the trust of his experiences with his readers I was not familiar with the correctional system [...]

    28. I wanted to say that this was a fun read, but that doesn t seem to be the right word to use Maybe enlightening is a better word Enjoyable in the sense that for someone with a job that can be pretty depressing and even scary AF, Doc Wright was able to tell his story with a sense of humor Would I want his job Not in a million years, but it s nice to know that their are people out there that do and want to do it I see from some of the comments that people had an issue with his snarkiness, but to me [...]

    29. I received this book for free for an honest review I found the stories the doctor related interesting I worked for years in a state mental health facility and was very familiar with the problems he encountered with rules, paperwork and bureaucrats in every kind of facility like this you find people who are a joy to work with and people who seem to live to make your job difficult although he found working with patients to be enjoyable, he says, he wrote of many instances of unpleasant encounters [...]

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