The Prison Doctor
Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent behind bars. The no-holds-barred memoirs of a GP who went from working at a quiet suburban practice to treating the country’s most dangerous criminals – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield.

The Prison Doctor Details

TitleThe Prison Doctor
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ReleaseJun 13th, 2019
PublisherHQ
Rating
GenreNonfiction

The Prison Doctor Review

  • Olga Rickard
    January 1, 1970
    An unsentimental yet very humane account about life as a prison Doctor.A moving and insightful book which allows the reader glimpses of the human beings who are serving time in prison. It is, at times, tragic, tear jerking, moving and sometimes even funny encountering these men, women and teenagers through the memoirs of this very compassionate prison doctor.
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  • Lynda Meyers
    January 1, 1970
    This book made interesting reading. Was an eye opener in parts. I hope that some of the stories did turn out as successes as Dr Brown hoped. She sounds like a really caring and kind approachable person. They'r lucky to have her.
  • Jacqueline Allan
    January 1, 1970
    Read this in one day and loved it!! It was very eye opening; sad, thought-provoking. I had some working knowledge of the system already but only wish there was an Amanda Brown in every prison. Her empathy towards the people she cared for was incredible!!
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  • Audrey
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely loved this book.
  • Nikki Redding
    January 1, 1970
    I work with Dr Brown, so I was curious to read her take on life inside a prison, compared to my own. I’m also an avid reader of many genres of books and so I have high expectations. I found her book gave an accurate account of life inside the prison and it also gave me a new appreciative understanding of the vital work that the doctors do and how they are an integral part of the wider team. Dr Brown is highly thought of by staff and the prisoners and I’m happy to say that this book serves her we I work with Dr Brown, so I was curious to read her take on life inside a prison, compared to my own. I’m also an avid reader of many genres of books and so I have high expectations. I found her book gave an accurate account of life inside the prison and it also gave me a new appreciative understanding of the vital work that the doctors do and how they are an integral part of the wider team. Dr Brown is highly thought of by staff and the prisoners and I’m happy to say that this book serves her well. An excellent read and one that I would happily recommend to others.
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  • Anthony Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Great readReally enjoyed this honest, open account of the author working as a prison doctor. It really makes me think that we all need to be kinder to each other, especially those with substance misuse problems, a great read. Highly recommended
  • Simone Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this. I've always had a weird fascination with prisons and this gave me a good insight into another side of it. I can't read many books in 1 day but I couldn't put this down.
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Well written storyThis was well written, detailed but not overly gratuitous. The stories were interesting and gave an I site into life as s prison dr.
  • Charlotte Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this!. I am facsinated with this kind of thing so was right up my street couldnt put it down.
  • Anastasia Yates
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in one sitting, absolute eye opener and heartfelt story, superb
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