Two Officials Stabbed as Unrest at Alabama Prison Leads to Lockdown

The prison warden and a corrections officer were stabbed

Inmates set a fire, seized control of a dormitory and stabbed two corrections officials during a violent uprising at a prison in southern Alabama, authorities said Saturday, NBC News reported.

The William C. Holman Correctional Facility, which serves as the state's only execution facility, was on lockdown hours after a riot erupted late Friday.

The prison warden, identified as Carter Davenport, and a corrections officer were stabbed at one of the dormitories at the prison, Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement. Both the officer and Davenport's injuries were non-life-threatening.

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