Guard & Warden Stabbed During Alabama Prison Riot
Two employees from the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Alabama were stabbed by inmates who reportedly started a riot and fire in the hallway of the prison Friday evening, AL reports.
Police claim the riots began at 9:15 p.m Friday and were calmed down by 5 a.m. The incident began when a correctional officer responded to a fight between two inmates in the prison dorms. Once the officer reached the men, he was reportedly stabbed nine times. Warden Carter Davenport was also stabbed after bringing more officers into the dorms to restrain inmates.
Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said the injuries sustained by the guard and Davenport were non-life threatening. After the assaults took place, inmates were able to gain access outside of the housing unit and started a fire in the hallway. Three Corrections Emergency Response Teams (CERT) were deployed to the prison, which allowed the inmates to be detained.
In a video obtained by an alleged prisoner's Facebook page, inmates are seen with their faces covered wandering around the prison's dorms. A small fire is also seen in the hallway. The inmates who reportedly started the riot were detained, Horton added. Atmore police, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency were also called to the prison to ensure no possible escapes.
Alleged inmates with access to Facebook, claimed the riots took place due to brutal treatment from guards.
Corrections officers and the CERT teams searched for illegal cell phones and contraband in the prison.
See some of the events from the riot unfold below.