- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - More than 250 inmates are still refusing to work in a protest at two Alabama prisons.

Corrections spokesman Bob Horton says about 220 men are participating in the work stoppage at Elmore prison. Corrections officers there are doing kitchen and laundry work normally performed by prisoners.

Horton says another 60 inmates are refusing to work in the sewing and license plate plants at Holman prison in Atmore.

The inmate strike began Sunday as a protest against conditions at two prisons, but Horton says there’s no indication the strikes are spreading to other Alabama lockups.

Both prisons are operating under enhanced security called a lockdown, partly because offers aren’t able to perform their normal duties.

A website by inmate supporters says prisoners are protesting conditions they call inhumane.



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