- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband during a search after an uprising at William C. Holman Correctional Facility.

A Department of Corrections spokesman on Sunday said emergency response teams searched the prison housing units after the situation was contained.

During the Friday night disturbance, inmates stabbed the prison warden and a corrections officer, lit a fire and tried to take over the prison dormitory.

Emergency response teams brought the situation under control by Saturday morning.

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn praised the work of the warden, officers and response teams. Dunn says they prevented a volatile situation from escalating to something more serious.


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