Inmate disturbance reported at Holman

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Prisoners in Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore staged an uprising Tuesday morning. Courtesy photo

A disturbance at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore Tuesday ended with only a few minor injuries to inmates, according to Alabama Department of Corrections spokesperson Brian Corbett.

Corbett said that the “inmate disturbance” was reported around 7:30 a.m. when inmates took control of A-dorm at the maximum-security prison.

Corbett said the incident was prompted when a corrections officer found a call phone.

“For safety reasons, Holman supervisors ordered officers out of the dorm and into the hallway,” Corbett said. “No initial injuries or destruction of property were reported.”

The A-dorm houses approximately 115 inmates, some of whom did not participate in the standoff, Corbett said.

-Adam Prestridge