Alabama: Prison Guards Launched Work Strike Saturday at Holman

HeadlineSep 27, 2016

In Alabama, prison officials have confirmed a group of correction officers refused to report for the evening shift Saturday at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The apparent work strike comes as guards have been walking off the job amid safety concerns and overcrowding throughout the summer. This is incarcerated organizer Kinetik Justice, speaking from inside the Holman prison on Saturday. Listen closely.

Kinetik Justice: “It’s official. At 6:00, no officers came to work. None came to work. None of the officers came to work. Deputy Commissioner Culliver passed me my tray. Every cell, he’s passing out the tray. No officers came to work. They completely bucked on the administration. No more will they be pawns in the game. Nighttime it’s going down.”

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