The Prison Doctor

The Prison Doctor

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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  • Best Eggs

    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 h...

  • Sara

    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 rea...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)

    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 ...

  • Olga Rickard

    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...

  • Mandy

    This is a non-fiction book about the life of a prison doctor, Amanda Brown. There have been a lot of this kind of book lately, and I wasn't interested in them to be honest, but I saw this and thought ...

  • Moya Richardson

    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 writte...

  • Adele Shea

    What an absolute eye opener!Dr Amanda Brown, thank you so much for sharing some of yours and your patient's stories. The world is a better place because of people like you. I can not recommend this bo...

  • Rob Twinem

    Doctor Amanda Brown trained and worked as a general practitioner for many years but became somewhat disillusioned when the government introduced many changes all to the detriment of doctors and ultima...

  • Laura

    A thoughtfully written memoir detailing the authors experience of giving up her successful GP practice to work in the world of prison medicine. There are some really intriguing stories to be told but ...

  • Lynda Meyers

    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 perso...