- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Department of Corrections officials say a prison has been placed on lockdown after inmates set a fire inside a dorm.

A statement from the department says officers at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility responded to a fight between inmates Monday around 3 p.m. and other inmates then “became aggressive.” The statement says officers secured the door of the dorm, and some inmates inside started a fire.

The statement says an emergency response team is responding and the prison will remain on lockdown.

The department says prison officials reported four inmates were hurt during the initial fight, including some stab wounds. The injuries weren’t life-threatening.

The department has reported several recent incidents at the prison, including non-fatal stabbings of the prison’s warden and an officer during March riots.



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