It is incredible that Nassau County is negotiating with a Tennessee-based company to supply medical care for its jail [Seeking medical vendor,” News, Oct. 1].

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Nassau University Medical Center is a tertiary care facility and short walk to the jail. As a physician who trained at the medical center for five years, I find it hard to believe that it cannot provide care to the prisoners. But if it cannot, then how can we trust it to provide care for our community?

Dr. Robert Klein, Mineola