Work stoppage at Holman ends

Published 3:40 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

The lockdown at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility was lifted Thursday after inmates who were participating in a work stoppage went back to work, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

“Approximately 30 inmates at Holman worked kitchen detail for each meal shift; 35 inmates reported to the facility’s tag plant that produces the state license plates; and 23 inmates worked in the sewing plant that manufactures bed linens for state prisons,” DOC Public Relations Manager Bob Horton said. “The tag plant remained operational during the work stoppage by inmates from the Atmore Commuinty Work Center. The tag and sewing plant are part of the Alabama Correctional Industries.”

In addition, the lockdown at the Elmore Correctional Facility ended Tuesday when inmates returned to work at the ADOC recycling plant, food distribution center and laundry services, which are not part of ACI, according to the ADOC.

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“Approximately 300 inmates at the facility participated in a work stoppage that began May 1,” Horton said. “Inmates from the Red Eagle Community Work Center in Montgomery kept the services at Elmore operational during the work stoppage.”

Inmates who work in the ACI are paid 25 to 75 cents an hour for their work. Inmates assigned to kitchen detail, the recycling plant and laundry services are not compensated.

For more, see Wednesday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.