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  • The Prison Doctor
  • Amanda Brown
  • 13 May 2018

The Prison Doctor[Download] ➸ The Prison Doctor Author Amanda Brown – Essayreview.co.uk Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK s most infamous prisons first in young offenders institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe s largest women only prison in Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK s most infamous prisons first in young offenders institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe s largest women only prison in Europe, Bronzefield From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self harm, she has witnessed it all In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.


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10 thoughts on “The Prison Doctor

  1. says:

    Sucked in by the hype, view spoiler SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER, As seen on BBC Breakfast TV Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent being a doctor behind bars Violence Drugs Suicide Welcome to the world of a Prison Doctor, hide spoiler I bought the book The writing is pedestrian, the stories mundane Despite the advance publicity there is nothing eye opening or extraordinary about the s Sucked in by the hype, view spoiler SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER, As seen on BBC Breakfast TV Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent being a doctor behind bars Violence Drugs Suicide Welcome to the world of a Prison Doctor, hide spoiler I bought the book The writing is pedestrian, the stories mundane Despite the advance publicity there is nothing eye opening or extraordinary about the stories related attempted suicides, getting into trouble for having chewing gum in her purse, young boys pretending they have VD so they can show her their willies The last quarter of the book where she a prison doctor in Bronzefield, a women s prison, is much better The author feels that the men did not relate or open up to her in the same way the women do That may be so, but the men s crimes were often true crimes, related to anger or greed, whether or not they had an abusive background which is the usual reason although the overwhelming majority of people who grew up that way, me included, don t turn to crime.The women, or at least the stories of those she relates, were almost all to do with drugs and the drugs were to still ever present pain from extreme physical abuse, such as a three day rape and beating resulting in having part of the skull removed and having to learn to walk and talk again, or being homeless because of previous prison visits and needing to join the crack community in order to find a place to sleep The crimes of selling drugs and stealing to get drugs are not in the same order as violence, rape, murder, and burglary Note in the US a lot of women are in prison for prostitution It isn t illegal in the UK.One story really struck home It was a young woman, a primary school teacher raised in a well off home who had married a Mafia man and been convicted of handling firearms and supplying drugs She had got the best part of two decades as a sentence Why it struck home was that I used to have a friend who was a school librarian and raised in a very wealthy family in Boston She took up with a man, a drug dealer, who created mayhem in many islands of the Caribbean, she has a child by him, and stored his guns, shotguns and semi automatics under their bed in the house she had built He went on the run and was on America s Most Wanted list until they caught him.What happened to her Everyone knew what she had done, she blabbed about it to just about anyone who would listen Nothing What did she do next Had two children by a violent, abusive, semi illiterate man who rented out deckchairs on the beach and lived off her money Eventually she went home to her parents private estate in Boston But it could have been different for her, or for the teacher.Apart from the last quarter, I would have rated the book at 2 stars, a slightly less than average read Not demanding, neither badly nor well written, nothing interesting, nothing to learn and an author who described herself as having two great sons, a supportive husband and a nice home life, nothing there of interest either I believe this is because the author probably had a very interesting life and was urged by all her friends and family to write a book She s a clever woman, she could write one but without a natural talent or an editor withthan average ability, it wasn t elevated into a really good read Because of the chapters on women in prison it gets an extra star, so 3 stars Notes on readingWhat does it say about the nature of men s and women s criminal natures when the biggest male prison in the UK holds over 1800 men but the biggest female prison in the whole of Europe holds only 597 women The total number of prison inmates in 2018 in the UK was 79,749 men and 3,869 women, which is 0.13% of the population In the US, with a total number of inmates for the same year of 2.2 million, the rate is 0.67%, the highest in the world The saddest of all statistics is that in both the UK and US, 5 times as many Black people are in prison as Whites If you are a racist suffering from confirmation bias, then you will add that statistic to your proof of the superiority of the White race If you are not a racist and know that character and personality are independent of skin colour, you might wonder why our Governments and justice systems are so racist and why we aren t lookingcarefully at how the police are obviously targetting their arrests for similar crimes by race whatever they protest and how judges are sentencing races differently for the same crimes and why they can all get away with it And why when it comes to elections, even when Black men are involved, no one brings this up as an absolutely major issue to be dealt with and then does so

  2. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I ve never really thought about healthcare in prisons For someone like myself, with a pretty privileged background, I ve never really needed to think about it The Prison Doctor has opened my eyes to some of the tasks medical professionals undertake in such an environment, and some of the struggles they encounter in order to try and help their patients.One of the main feelings I got while reading this was the large amount of compa I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I ve never really thought about healthcare in prisons For someone like myself, with a pretty privileged background, I ve never really needed to think about it The Prison Doctor has opened my eyes to some of the tasks medical professionals undertake in such an environment, and some of the struggles they encounter in order to try and help their patients.One of the main feelings I got while reading this was the large amount of compassion Dr Amanda Brown has for her patients, and the sometimes truly awful situations that have led to them being in prison We follow Brown as she leaves her job as a community GP to working in a young offender s institute, then a men s prison and finally a women s prison Every job is varied, fast paced and harrowing, but it s her time within the women s prison that stands out the most These women she treats are often so institutionalised that they feel safer within the prison walls, constantly reoffending to remain inside because it s better than a life spent on the streets, wrapped up in prostitution or domestic abuse There s one particular woman who s so ashamed of an ulcer on her leg because of the smell that she wraps it in sanitary towels rather than go to the doctor for help She s become so use to thinking that she s worthless that she doesn t see herself as worthy of help That made me so sad to think that really, a lot of these women just need someone to talk to And that s what Dr Brown does She listens, never judges, as her eyes are opened to this new world The writing is good too It s a quick read, structured and emotional without getting too bogged down in facts or opinions Dr Brown lets the stories and the people speak for themselves, and I think it s this simplicity that makes it work so well It s certainly brought to my attention a forgotten route in healthcare, and might make me think twice about all those missed appointments we get at work from prisoners who fail to turn up for their MRI scans in the future The level of responsibility is seriously high too often Dr Brown has to fight to get her patients admitted to hospital when the prison guards are severely understaffed, or is often the first on scene to a suicide attempt, up to her elbows in blood It s high risk, high adrenaline stuff Fascinating read, that s made me think above and beyond my own career

  3. says:

    This book was such a valuable insight from start to finish I wish I hadn t left it sitting on my shelf so long, as this book was just what the doctor ordered Doctor Amanda Brown trained to be a doctor, and she worked in her own GP surgery, that she helped develop over the years she was there When the Government announced that there was going to be some major changes made, instead of accepting that, she took a giant leap of faith, and left to join the prison service, where over the years, she This book was such a valuable insight from start to finish I wish I hadn t left it sitting on my shelf so long, as this book was just what the doctor ordered Doctor Amanda Brown trained to be a doctor, and she worked in her own GP surgery, that she helped develop over the years she was there When the Government announced that there was going to be some major changes made, instead of accepting that, she took a giant leap of faith, and left to join the prison service, where over the years, she worked at four or five different prisons, coming into close contact with many inmates, from different walks of life I didn t expect to love this as much as I did, but I ve always had an interest in prisons, which began I d left school I had a strong desire to become a social worker, and would be based working in a prison, enabling me to work with the other prison staff, and the prisoners themselves This never happened because life happened and things change, but I always ponder about the what if Dr Amanda Brown is an amazing, compassionate person, and to see and deal with devastating events that often occur on a daily basis, you have to have a strong will, mainly so you can sleep at night This is a well written memoir, and I was rather disappointed once I d finished it

  4. says:

    The writer is extremely irritating throughout the whole book She loves to shout about how much she cares for her patients and how they all entirely depend on her to survive It s very poorly written and so full of cliches Not worth the money at all

  5. says:

    I thought this book was really good and very interesting in how doctors in the prison system work It was a very easy read and I flew through the pages It was very enjoyable and I hope Amanda writes another book because I really want to knowIt was a great read.

  6. says:

    This medical memoir was eye opening, gripping and at times, very hard hitting to read Following Amanda s experiences of working as a doctor first in a GP Surgery, then a Male Youth Offenders Unit, a male prison and finally a women s prison over many years, she sees first hand incidents that occur within the prison walls and learnsabout most of their backgrounds There are triggers in this for self harm, suicide and blood However, I can t recommend this book highly enough The stories of This medical memoir was eye opening, gripping and at times, very hard hitting to read Following Amanda s experiences of working as a doctor first in a GP Surgery, then a Male Youth Offenders Unit, a male prison and finally a women s prison over many years, she sees first hand incidents that occur within the prison walls and learnsabout most of their backgrounds There are triggers in this for self harm, suicide and blood However, I can t recommend this book highly enough The stories of the inmates were a mixture of joy and sadness, real sadness that made me feel a little teary towards the end

  7. says:

    The whole book felt like it was blowing smoke up her own butt it felt like she was constantly telling us how all these prisoners love me The story about her confronting the prisoner who shouted mean comments at her when leaving the prison which lead to the prisoner saying oh I m sorry doc, i didn t realise it was you I just do it to pass the time felt like her telling us yet again how the prisoners loved her and would never knowingly disrespect her like that Especially since she had just The whole book felt like it was blowing smoke up her own butt it felt like she was constantly telling us how all these prisoners love me The story about her confronting the prisoner who shouted mean comments at her when leaving the prison which lead to the prisoner saying oh I m sorry doc, i didn t realise it was you I just do it to pass the time felt like her telling us yet again how the prisoners loved her and would never knowingly disrespect her like that Especially since she had just told us, other people had things thrown at them from windows when leaving, but never me Also i didn t like how she looked down on others like the Drs that still worked as GPs were shallow and their jobs weren t as important as hers I would have likedetail on the political aspects of the prison system how overcrowding, lack of funding, understaffing and the stigma of incarceration and how that affect her job it was all a bit superficial in that aspect She came across as arrogant and self centred but also a bit lick ass y when talking about some people Not for me which is a shame because i love books like these I d recommend The Language of Kindness which also provides historical context and the pressures modern nurses are facing today Or This is going to Hurt which is a funny and yet true account of a Drs journey through training

  8. says:

    I thought this book was painful to read It seemed so amateur The writer described every single thing and it was so draining For example I took a hot cup of tea and sat down at our chunky wooden table Almost every other word was unnecessary and just so child like TheI think about it theI disliked the book I can t even begin to comment on the stories in there because they were surrounded by and contained so much fluff

  9. says:

    One middle class do gooder steps outside of her usual orbit and ego trips for 200 pages as a result Will never understand the 5 star reviews.

  10. says:

    My paperback review is on my website www.bookread2day.wordpress.comAn horrifying, heartbreaking and eye opening stories of patients and the cases.Dr Amanda Brown had worked in HMP Bronzefield, that was the largest female prison in Europe Home to seventeen out of the twenty most dangerous women in the UK Some of the high profile murderers have been locked up there Serial killer Joanna Dennehy, Becky Watt s killer Shauna Hoare, Mairead Philpott, who helped start a fire that killed six of her c My paperback review is on my website www.bookread2day.wordpress.comAn horrifying, heartbreaking and eye opening stories of patients and the cases.Dr Amanda Brown had worked in HMP Bronzefield, that was the largest female prison in Europe Home to seventeen out of the twenty most dangerous women in the UK Some of the high profile murderers have been locked up there Serial killer Joanna Dennehy, Becky Watt s killer Shauna Hoare, Mairead Philpott, who helped start a fire that killed six of her children and Rosemary West Dr Amanda Brown was called to a cell with a woman having a baby She also has worked at HMP Huntercombe where juveniles at the age 15 18 year old are behind bars From 2009 2016 Dr Amanda Brown worked at the scrubs A Code Blue was called the most serious and often life threatening emergencies, that Dr Amanda Brown talks about I have great admiration for Dr Amanda Brown at 64 she doesn t pla to stop working , she plans only to stop working when she stops enjoying it

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