2 Alabama prisons on lockdown after inmates refuse to work

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Two Alabama prisons are on lockdown after inmates refused to work at their assigned jobs.

Bob Horton with the Alabama Department of Corrections said Monday that some inmates at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, and the Elmore Correctional Facility did not report to work Sunday, and refused to help corrections staff prepare the breakfast. Monday, the prisoners continued to strike.

“The inmates have not given any demands, or a reason for refusing to work.   As a precaution, the correctional facilities are on lockdown with limited inmate movement while ADOC investigates the situation,” Horton said. “Correctional staff are 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. No other correctional facilities are on lockdown.”

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