Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in Europe

Killer, kidnapper of children, the drug addicts, fraudsters and arsonists — all of them despised members of society and, simultaneously, the patient, Amanda brown, whom she is obliged to help. Amanda works as a therapist in Bronzeville — largest female prison in Europe, located in Middlesex. The British used to communicate with women who have committed terrible crimes. Moreover, the doctor says that some of them are quite lovely and intelligent people.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeIn the women's prison Bronzefield serving sentences of more than 500 prisoners. Among them there are those who have committed the most notorious crimes of recent years. However, Dr. Amanda brown is trying to ignore atrocities and to see the person. The Briton says she shouldn't judge his patients, because it is made by the court.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeAbout your experience Amanda has written a book called "the Prison doctor: women on the inside".

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeKaren Matthews is serving a sentence for falsifying the kidnapping of his daughter

Therapist prefers not to know the details of the atrocities committed by her patients. 15 years ago she retired from a General hospital to an institution for juvenile offenders, and 4 years ago went to prison Bronzefield. Working here has changed its attitude towards prisoners. Amanda says that despite the dark past, many women are quite lovely, which share fell hard tests.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in Europe50-year-old inmate Linda turned to the doctor complaining of a cough. She told me that she had a thing for trying to cut the barbed wire penis husband. After hearing of Amanda couldn't even finish the inspection. She has been married for 28 years and lived a wealthy life, but the husband controlled her every move. He made her keep a food diary, watched what she says, eats and buys. Sometimes the husband drove Linda home and she was forced to sleep in the garage. Sometimes, he hid her inhaler and laughed when she gasped, rushing around the house looking for him.

Ex-husband raped Linda and was spending thousands on prostitutes. She caught him with mistresses. In the end, the woman attacked him and mutilated. Criminal said that it was one of her best acts. The day she went to prison, was the beginning of a new life.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeTracey Connelly was tortured to death his young son

Another prisoner, 82-year-old girl tried to strangle the cruel wife of his dirty underpants, when he slept, and then threw hot tea in his face. The woman lived with the despot 50 years, and her patience snapped. Hilda says that she feels better than ever and doesn't want to leave.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeDr. Amanda says that many criminals begged the judge to send them to jail, because only there they can feel safe. Women make up only 5% of the total number of prisoners in England and Wales. Many of them were in a vicious circle of domestic violence, drug abuse, or were homeless. More than 50% of prisoners who are exempted from Bronzefield, be on the street. Women who are homeless, on average, only live to 43 years.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeTherapist says to work in prison, she believed that people are divided into good and evil. It turns out that the reality is much more complicated. Patients often tell her about a past life, and some of them have a doctor close link is established. One of the criminals with whom Amanda sees regularly, drug addicts, nicknamed Mother brown. They always have something to talk about and something to laugh at.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeThe extremist Roshanara Chaudhry in 2010 stabbed British MP Stephen Timms

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeOne of the biggest problems in the area of drugs. Because women are not subjected to physical inspection, they hide illegal substances in the vagina and anal canal. Amanda says that the drug becomes even more dangerous if inmates in parallel take their meds.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeMairead's Philpott and her husband Mick started the fire which killed her six children

About half of the women committed the crime with the purpose of maintaining addiction their relatives and friends, while 39% of them use drugs themselves. To carry on the area a banned substance, the prisoners coming in a variety of lengths. In one prison the gang had supplied the drugs, stuffing them into the belly of the dead rat that was thrown over the fence.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeDr. Amanda prescribe liquid methadone to patients, to the heroin addict. The correct dose of the substance helps them to safely get out of addiction. The therapist said that 99% of women suffering from addiction for many years, may not end up with drugs without the horrible withdrawal and disease. Criminals are often afraid to stop using drugs because they help them to forget about the past, and violence.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeAmanda recalls how one day she was asked by a young Claire with complaints of chest pain. The girl was short in stature but with a huge bust size. She told me that enlarge Breasts asked her former lover, who wanted to make it a "silicon ideal." In addition, he forced her to carry the packages with drugs than her, and caught by the police. Large implants caused pain, and Claire was afraid she had breast cancer. The therapist referred her to a specialist to remove the silicone.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeCriminals find themselves in jail for sexual partners. Many become lesbians. Health care providers even give prisoners the protections that they are not infected with venereal diseases. Patients don't share with Amanda the details of their sexual adventures, but some relationships become quite strong and serious.

Confessions of a prison doctor: what happens in the largest female prison in EuropeCoronavirus is strongly influenced by life in prison. Prisoners spend more time in the chambers, and forbade the visits of family and friends. Doctors regularly measure the temperature, and criminals often leave them postcards with words of gratitude for your concern and participation.

In Russia launched a project on the history of the penal system, it was prepared by the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) and the national electronic library (NEB). The site published photos, which depicted the lives of prisoners before the revolution and Stalin era.

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