Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore secured after lockdown following altercation, fire

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Holman Prison in Atmore, Ala.

ATMORE, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) reports a dorm that was placed the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on lockdown following an altercation between inmates Monday has been secured.

It started around 3 p.m. when correctional officers responded to a fight between a group of inmates who were housed inside the dorm, ADOC Public Information Manager Bob Horton said. Initial reports indicated three inmates involved in the altercation were injured and some may have sustained stab wounds, the report said. Medical staff were able to treat the inmates and report their injuries are non-life threating.

Horton said after responding to the altercation, a group of inmates inside the dorm became aggressive toward the responding correctional officers. As a precaution, the officers secured the door to the dorm and requested for backup.

Prison officials report that some inmates inside the dorm started a fire, Horton said. Prison officials reported that the fire inside the dorm was contained and presented no imminent danger to the rest of the facility.

At 9:45 p.m. Monday, a Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) entered the dorm without meeting any resistance from the inmates. Inmates were cooperative and the situation was resolved without use of force or further incident.

Facility staff reported some damage inside the dorm area caused by a fire the inmates started during the disturbance. Other areas of the prison were not affected.