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    A riot has erupted at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, local media reported on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Alabama's Al.com news website, it is not clear when exactly the uprising started out as prison officials refused to give any comments.

    The photos and video published on the website show the prisoners have set fire and constructed barricades inside the prison.

    ​"Attention: We need yall help here at Holman Correction Facility Prison. The police down here beating on and jus treating us any kind way. We down here fighting for are lifes," the website quoted a post from Facebook.

    Holman Correctional Facility is the only prison in Alabama, where the capital punishments are carried out. It houses over 1000 inmates, including those on death row.

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