Brevard County Jail hospital
MAE GAMMINO/SPECIAL TO SCRIPPS TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS
An inmate's injury is checked by Linda McCord, of Vero Beach, an LPN with the Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach, during medication distribution on Wednesday morning, June 8. Dispensing medication to the inmates involves more than treating a physical illness, it is also a chance 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."