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2019

18

Mar

Hunger Strike at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

March 18, 2019: Eight prisoners began a hunger strike in response to being placed in solitary confinement without due cause.

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2016

01

Oct

Prison Guards Quit En Masse at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, “We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother.”

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26

Sep

Guards Skip Work at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

September 26, 2016: Amidst consistent organized and spontaneous rebellion by prisoners, an entire shift of correctional officers skip work, forcing the warden and director of prisons to hand out trays and otherwise run the facility. According to the Free Alabama Movement, at least some of the guards participate in solidarity with the prisoner’s protests.

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09

Sep

With the rising of the sun came an eerie silence as the men at Holman laid on their racks reading or sleeping. Officers are performing all tasks.

Kinetik Justice

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Aug

Uprising at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

August 1, 2016: When COs enter a dorm to break up a fight, prisoners resist as they did in March, expelling the guards from their dorm, setting a fire and erecting barricades.

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May

14

Mar

Uprising at Holman Correctional, Alabama – Part 2

March 14, 2016: Despite lockdown from Friday night’s uprising, prisoners attack guards again and retake the dorm on Sunday. Again, emergency response teams armed with shotguns regain control of the unit. Rebels are restrained and taken to the basketball courts, where they are beaten.

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12

Mar

Uprising at Holman Correctional, Alabama – Part 1

March 11-12, 2016: Prison staff intervene in a conflict between two groups of prisoners. The prisoners respond by attacking the guards. Warden Carter Davenport is stabbed during the altercation. Staff retreat and prisoners destroy a large amount of prison property, sending pictures and videos out to supporters and media using contraband phones. They get keys from a guard control station and unlock other dorms to free other prisoners, some of whom join in and set up barricades. When emergency response teams arrive with shotguns, the prisoners surrender.

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2014

05

Sep

Attack on Guards at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

September 5, 2014: An unknown number of prisoners participated in a disturbance that began when a prisoner attacked a guard as he was searching for contraband cell phones.

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01

Jan

Free Alabama Movement Strike

January 1-8, 2014: The Free Alabama Movement goes public with a work-stoppage against unpaid labor, sanitation issues and overcrowding. The protest lasts several days. According to the Free Alabama Movement, all of the 2,400 prisoners at both Holman and St Clair facilities participate.

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