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Linda McCord (right, of Vero Beach, an LPN at at the Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach and Deputy Randy Lavender of Sebastian (left), begin one of the daily duties performed at the jail's Medical Facility unit. Dispensing medication to the inmates involves more than treating an illness, it is also a moment to check-in with each patient's emotional state. With a background in substance abuse rehabilitation, Linda McCord said: "I came in expecting something different, not having treated inmates before, I just though it would be different, but when I got here I realized that many are here for substance abuse related crimes and that the personalities were familiar so I felt more comfortable."
Linda McCord CQ
Randy Lavender CQ