Inmates refuse to work at Holman, prison on lockdown

Published 4:08 pm Monday, May 2, 2016

Inmates at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility are refusing to work in their assigned jobs, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

In addition to Holman, some inmates at the Elmore Correctional Facility are refusing to work as well.

“Inmates at the correctional facilities failed to report to work on Sunday by refusing to help corrections staff in preparing the morning meal,” ADOC Public Information Manager Bob Horton said. “On Monday, inmates continued to disobey orders to report to their assigned jobs.

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“The inmates have not given any demands, or a reason for refusing to work,” he said. “As a precaution, the correctional facilities are on lockdown with limited inmate movement while ADOC investigates the situation.”

Correctional staff is responding by delivering the basic services to all inmates at both facilities.

The facilities are secure, inmates are receiving their daily meals, and their healthcare needs are being met, Horton said.