Book Title: Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond
Author: Isaac Alexis, MD
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Education and Reference
Release date: October 17, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 for mature themes
A prison doctor offers insights into the system’s “Correctional Medicine.”
Dr. Isaac Alexis’ newly-released book Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond tells of his varied experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities while at the same time urges teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration.
Dr. Isaac Alexis brings the fast-paced, high-pressure reality of correctional medicine to readers in his new book. He discusses health problems that inmates face during incarceration and offers detailed descriptions of medical complications that plague many people inside and outside of prison. He also speaks directly to young people about avoiding gangs and drug addiction, as well as respecting their bodies in order to preserve their physical and mental health and their freedom. Dr. Alexis’s personal experiences growing up in a tough New York neighborhood act as examples of how young people can overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
The desire to help people who do not have access to quality health care drove Dr. Isaac Alexis to focus on correctional medicine. The author also shares how his faith empowers him to advocate for the best medical treatment for the population he works with.
A fascinating and important book, Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond is a book that should be read by anyone dealing with teenagers and young adults whether in the home, public or educational facilities.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I’m not sure what I expected when I agreed to read this book but I wasn’t expecting what I got. Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond is different but I like different. It’s not only an autobiography but a look at many of the issues of today as well as a guide to living a healthier and more productive life.
Dr. Alexis’s stories are entertaining but more importantly, many of them are educational. It also gives the reader a view of some of the sad and crazy things that go on in prisons.
This would be a good book for anyone to read but a great book for young people who could be at risk.
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