Weekend visitation canceled at area prison

MALONE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Department of Corrections, it has canceled weekend visitation at Jackson Correctional Institution for Saturday, August 12th, and Sunday, August 13th.

We're told the cancellation includes Jackson Work Camp and Graceville Work Camp.

We reached out to the Dept. of Corrections Friday afternoon.

DOC sent us the following statement: "The safety of our staff and inmates is FDC's top priority. Anytime there is a concern for safety, the Department takes appropriate measures to address it.

"In an abundance of caution, the Office of Institutions and Security has placed Jackson C.I. on lockdown, and as such, visitation has been canceled."

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Citizens' Services at (850) 488-7052 or email CO-CitServMailbox@fdc.myflorida.com.