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Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax
Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax
Oct. 8, 2015 - PRLog -- After three decades as a successful ear surgeon, William Wright, MD is bored beyond belief. He dabbles with retirement, but finds idleness infuriating. He has to do something.

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.

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Told with self-depreciating humor and scathing wit, Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax describes Dr. Wright’s adventures practicing medicine in a supermax correctional facility without, he’s glad to say, getting killed even once.


"The book is wonderful.

It is hysterically funny, insightful, and very human.  Most of all it provides a transparent, but worldly, glimpse into the practice of medicine in a prison where the patient population consists of especially serious (and often loopy) offenders, where the prison bureaucracy strives mightily to act as dysfunctional as the screwiest of inmates, and where the physicians, assistants and nurses undertake to treat with compassion, but not judge, or burst out loud laughing at the machinations of, an odd and sometimes dangerous lot."
-- The Honorable Richard Kopf, Senior United States District Judge

"There's a doctor in the Big House, and he has some chillingly funny tales about his patients.

In his chilling and hilarious memoir, Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax, now-seasoned supermax prison physician William Wright shares his initiation into hard truths learned on the job. These include how to respond to ridiculous prisoner requests and lawsuits, the paperwork he came to know intimately, the irritable bowels that seem to accompany prison life, and the nth degree of idiocy in most attempts at manipulation of authority by prison denizens. Interesting, well-written, and funny, this book deserves a wide readership."
-- Carrie Wallace, ForeWord Clarion Reviews


Gold Medal Readers' Favorite Book Awards
Winner 2014 Global eBook Awards
Runner-Up 2014 Hollywood Book Festival Awards
Triple Finalist in Reader's Favorite Book Awards
Calling All Indie's - Winner
Indie Excellence Awards 2015 Finalist
Winner 2015 International Book Awards

If you enjoyed reading Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax, you may also enjoy Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail, which follows Dr. Wright and his struggles with scamming inmates, corporate bureaucrats, and a sheriff who wants to be a doctor. Available on Amazon by visiting

About the Author
A resident of Colorado Springs, William “Bill” Wright, MD earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. After working as an ear surgeon for thirty years, Bill spent eight years practicing correctional medicine with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He has published over fifty medical journal articles.

A commercial artist and private pilot, Bill has three black belts and is a certified instructor of Aikido and Tae Kwan Do. He is married, with four children and six grandchildren.

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