Assault Incident Involving 11 Inmates Reported At Holman Prison; Two Stabbed

April 30, 2019

Tuesday morning, the Alabama Department of Corrections made public an assault incident involving 11 inmates last Friday at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

The inmate on inmate assault occurred about 10 p.m. April 26.

Two of the three inmates were taken to a local hospital and treated for stab wounds that were reported as not life-threatening.  The inmates were later released back to ADOC’s custody.   A third inmate was treated at the facility’s infirmary for minor injuries.

Following the incident and as a precautionary measure, ADOC deployed a correctional emergency response team to augment the staff during each of the facility’s daily shifts.  Prison officials reported that the incident was isolated to one housing area and that no other inmates were involved.  Eight inmates who were identified as suspects in the assault were moved to different facilities for security reasons.  ADOC is not releasing the names of the inmates at this time.  The circumstances that led to the incident remain under investigation.

On April 18, Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) conducted a joint law enforcement operation at the prison that targeted illegal contraband.  The operation led to the seizure of illegal drugs, weapons, cellphones and various types of electronic devices.  The operation recovered 356 makeshift weapons, 91 grams of meth, 98 grams of marijuana, some cocaine, more than 400 assorted pills, and 16 cell phones.

Holman, a maximum security prison with 827 inmates of which 148 are on death row, is required to have 166 correctional officers with 53 on staff.

ADOC is pursuing new options to increase correctional officer staffing through ongoing collaboration with the Alabama Personnel Department, and has also been working to pass legislation surrounding compensation, which would be extremely beneficial for hiring and retaining correctional staff. The legislation would allow for a 5 percent pay raise along with incentive bonuses for career milestones for security staff.

ADOC’s strategic plan, to be released early May, will highlight several additional initiatives intended to reverse long-established trends negatively affecting the prison system. file photo.


6 Responses to “Assault Incident Involving 11 Inmates Reported At Holman Prison; Two Stabbed”

  1. Bigblock345 on May 2nd, 2019 7:31 pm

    I’m with John on this. Solves fighting and overcrowded problem with one step.

  2. Karen Nolen on May 1st, 2019 7:23 pm

    Got plenty of large dogs in pounds being killed everyday. Could train them to work with guards. Solve 2 problems in one

  3. John on May 1st, 2019 3:53 pm

    Like I have said before, security team need to have the ability to go in with M-4’s and start dropping inmates (Aim center mass, then double tap) After the mopping is finished there would NEVER be another incident over there again!!!

  4. ellis on May 1st, 2019 1:22 am

    Inmate population reduction – stabbing each other to death…

  5. Caveman on April 30th, 2019 10:09 pm

    About the big search that was done in April … News flash when they got finished searching there was still weapons drugs and cell phones… You will never get all of it you will only get some but never all

  6. tg on April 30th, 2019 10:12 am

    It takes just a few days to aquire new weapons