Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail by William Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 staff of the clinic than they are with the police officers and guards. They have medical issues like everyone else but these are usually exacerbated by not having access to routine medical care and is often compounded with drug and alcohol abuse and poor nutrition.
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was like sitting and listening to someone tell their story of working in such an environment. This is a book that everyone should read.
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