MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A prisoner has stabbed a fellow inmate and inmates have barricaded themselves in a dorm at an Alabama prison that was the site of weekend uprisings.
Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said inmates became aggressive Monday when officers tried to apprehend the stabbing suspect and barricaded themselves inside a dormitory of the William C. Holman Correctional Facility. He said there are currently 70 inmates inside the dormitory, but it’s unclear how many prisoners are participating in the uprising. In an emailed statement, Horton said officers have secured other sections of the prison.
The uprising was the second in three days at the prison, which was still on lockdown after inmates stabbed the prison warden and a corrections officer, lit fires and tried to take over a dormitory on Friday. It is the third violent incident in three days in the state’s prison system.
This story has been clarified to show that there are currently 70 inmates inside the dorm, but it’s unclear how many are involved in the uprising.