BY KIMBERLY C. MOORE
Visitation at the Brevard Correctional Institution has been canceled this weekend as the prison goes on lockdown for an investigation into gang activity.
The lockdown does not affect the Brevard County Jail, which is across the street from the state prison in Sharpes.
“Assistant Secretary of Institutions Mark Redd had ordered a lockdown over the weekend while the inspector general’s office conducts interviews,” said Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff .
The investigation comes after a recent fight, during which several people were injured. Rackleff said the injuries were not life-threatening.
The prison could open for visitors next weekend.