15 inmates received medical treatment after a riot at St. Clair Correctional Facility Friday afternoon.
A correctional officer was assaulted during the prison's morning meal Friday. After the attack, the Alabama Department of Corrections' Correctional Emergency Response Team was sent to the prison. All inmates were ordered to return to their cells, but the occupants of one cell block refused.
A group pushing for changes in Alabama's prison system is calling for a new warden at St. Clair Correctional Facility because of inmate violence.
The Equal Justice Initiative says three inmates have been killed in the last 10 months and five in the last 30 months. The executive director of the Montgomery-based group, Bryan Stevenson, says there have been many other stabbings and assaults. He says new leadership is needed to improve conditions