From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
ATMORE –The Escambia County sheriff’s office is confirming that there is a riot situation at Holman Prison in Atmore on Saturday morning. What triggered the riot is not clear.
UPDATE 8:34 a.m. The Atmore Advance has confirmed with prison officials that “everything is fine” as of 5:30 a.m.
UPDATE: 8:20 a.m. The facility is on lockdown. There are conflicting reports on whether the prisoners have been brought under control.
Photos have surfaced on social media showing prisoners roaming freely through the facility and numerous fires.
The sheriff has conformed reports that the warden has been stabbed.
Atmore Prison has been took over! ! The Warden has been stabbed
Posted by Lester Hails on Friday, March 11, 2016
This is a breaking story and more information will be reported as it is made available.