Riot, fire break out at Holman

Published 5:44 am Saturday, March 12, 2016

0121 Holman prison

A riot broke out at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore overnight.

According to a video shown on, the riot looks like it took place in the general population area. A fire was also seen burning outside of a window near the area. Pictures of the riot were published on social media.

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The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and riot teams were called in during the incident, according to reports.

Officials with the prison said that everything is fine as of around 5:30 a.m.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.