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The Dirty Little Bookers witches will be reading and reviewing Wright’s memoir, Maximum Insecurity. Stay tuned for an author interview, character interview and more, and pick yourself up a copy by clicking on the cover image below so you can join our ongoing discussion about the book and author.
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.
About the author:
William Wright, M.D., currently Medical Director of the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. A private pilot, he is the holder of three black belts and instructor certifications in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido. He is a commercial artist (www.WilliamWrightArt.com) and plays guitar poorly in his spare time.
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.