- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on the disturbances at a prison in Alabama where inmates have stabbed each other and prison authorities and barricaded themselves in a dormitory (all times local):


5:20 p.m.

Officers with the Alabama Department of Corrections have regained control of a prison dormitory where inmates barricaded themselves inside during the second uprising at the prison within three days.

Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in an emailed statement that Correctional Emergency Response Teams entered and secured a dorm at William C. Holman Correctional Facility about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Horton said inmates seized control of the dorm Monday morning when officers tried to apprehend a prisoner suspected of stabbing another inmate.

The violence began Friday night when inmates stabbed the prison warden and a corrections officer and lit fires as they tried to seize control of a section of the dormitory.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced plans to visit Holman on Tuesday.


1:30 p.m.

A prisoner has stabbed a fellow inmate and inmates have barricaded themselves in a dorm at an Alabama prison that was the site of weekend uprisings.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said inmates became aggressive Monday when officers tried to apprehend the stabbing suspect and barricaded themselves inside a dormitory of the William C. Holman Correctional Facility. He said there are currently 70 inmates inside the dormitory, but it’s unclear how many prisoners are participating in the uprising. In an emailed statement, Horton said officers have secured other sections of the prison.

The uprising was the second in three days at the prison, which was still on lockdown after inmates stabbed the prison warden and a corrections officer, lit fires and tried to seize control of a section of the dormitory on Friday. It is the third violent incident in three days in the state’s prison system.

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