“From the Sunday Times bestselling author Dr Amanda Brown.
Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK’s biggest women’s prison.
From the drug addicts who call Amanda ‘the mother I never had’ to the women who’ve pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they’ve always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she’s their doctor.”
The is the second book by Dr Amanda Brown that I have read regarding her time being a Prison Doctor, both of which I have been able to devour with great ease. Amanda’s first book, The Prison Doctor, was such a brilliant read and I devoured that book within hours of starting it. I am so glad that I did read that book first as there is so much of Dr Brown’s background in that book that I learned and apricated, that although isn’t necessary for this book, I personally liked knowing when little mentions popped up.
This book, Women Inside, is exactly that. This book focuses on where we left off from the end of the previous book and Browns work at the Woman’s Prison and the stories from the prisoners there. That is where this book differs from the previous book. We do get so many more stories about the prisoner, scratch that, from the women, how they got where they were and their aims for the future, if they had any with the way that the system works.
I definitely preferred the first book, not that I didn’t enjoy this one. But this felt so much like I was hearing the same thing repeated, which I feel awful saying, whereas, the first book had some diversity in it, as it went from one place to another to another. Whereas with this book, all the stories seemed to blend in together, with one terrible story after another after another, making me take a break and pick up something else up in between.
Overall, this is a good read, written well, with an important message about our current justice system.