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Holman inmates participating in work stoppage

ADOC: Prison is not on lockdown

Inmates at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility are participating in a work stoppage, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Bob Horton, public information manager with the ADOC, said early today, prison officials reported that a group of approximately 10 inmates did not report to the facility’s kitchen for preparing the morning meal.

“Later (today), approximately 35 inmates assigned to the facility’s tag plant that produces the state’s license plates, took part in the work stoppage,” Horton said in a release. “The warden and correctional officers have maintained proper security inside the facility, and ADOC staff are delivering routine services to the inmates without incident.

“In addition, ADOC has a contingency plan to assign inmates from a nearby work release center in Atmore to operate the tag plant if the work stoppage continues,” he said.

Horton said the inmates participating in the stoppage at Holman aren’t making any demands, and overall, have been cooperative in their peaceful protest.

“The work stoppage is isolated to Holman Correctional Facility, which is not on lockdown,” he said.

Horton said there are no reports of inmates participating in the work stoppage at the remaining 27 state correctional facilities.