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William Wright

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I was an ear surgeon in Indianapolis before burning out and trying to retire. A second career fell into my lap with a job as the physician at the Colorado State Penitentiary, the state's maximum-security prison.

The experience was weird enough for me to write a book about it, Maximum Insecurity. If you've always wondered what really goes on in a supermax prison, especially trying to practice medicine in one, check it out at http://www.WilliamWrightBooks.com.

A sequel about being the medical director at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center (the county jail) was published 12/14. Come see it at http://www.WilliamWrightBooks.com.

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A resident of Colorado Springs, William “Bill” Wright, MD earned his medical degree
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William Wright You'll probably find a lot of old memories in the books. I just bought "The Girls" and am looking forward to your perspective on the crazy world of…moreYou'll probably find a lot of old memories in the books. I just bought "The Girls" and am looking forward to your perspective on the crazy world of corrections.(less)
William Wright I'm not really in the "legal system," I'm just running a medical practice inside a jail or prison. It's a lot like running a clinic on the outside…moreI'm not really in the "legal system," I'm just running a medical practice inside a jail or prison. It's a lot like running a clinic on the outside except that your patients lie to you a lot more often. And perhaps a little more attitude. And then there are the COs (the guards). And the drugs and gangs. And the patients trying to kill each other sometimes. And maybe taking a swing at me occasionally. Other than that, it's a lot like your neighborhood urgent care center. (less)
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“People are often in jail because they are honesty-impaired.”
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“how their sons were being mistreated, and they always were very sincere. Mom believed her son unquestioningly despite his past performances and was hell-bent to take up his cause. I can appreciate a mother’s love for her offspring, but nearly always she’s been taken in by his one-sided spin. She’s so used to his lies that a few more don’t make much difference. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to talk to Mom very often. Usually the administration fielded these calls unless there was a real medical issue at stake. Like my ulcerative colitis patient, Scott. Scott’s mom wanted to know why her son wasn’t on his UC medication. “Scott didn’t mention taking any medication for his UC. He said it hasn’t flared up in over a year.” “That’s not true. I give him money for his medication every month. He’s regular with it.”
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