Guards Maintain Control During Uprising at Holman

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama corrections officials say they've put down an inmate uprising at Holman Prison near Atmore.

Officials say inmates took control of Holman's A-Dorm about 7:30
a.m. Tuesday. About 115 men live there, but not all participated in
the standoff.

A statement from the department says inmates initially resisted officers in riot gear, but staff regained control of the dorm in less than four hours.

Corrections officials say a few inmates who refused orders suffered minor injuries, but no one had to be taken to a hospital for treatment. The department says no prison workers were hurt.

Holman is located in southwest Alabama north of Mobile. The lockup is best known as the prison where the state conducts executions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    The state takes raise and have Officers work short with out over time. Lucky no one was hurt.
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