Angola Officers forced to take action to control disruptive inmates

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Two Louisiana State Penitentiary corrections officers were punched in the face and head Tuesday morning when two Angola inmates attacked them while 28 others refused to go to work as they were ordered to do.

According to a news release from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, 51-year-old Emanuel Williams and 44-year-old Earl Harris broke out of the security line as they were heading to work, refused to obey orders, and attacked the two corrections officers who attempted to restrain the offenders.

According to the release, another inmate, 40-year-old Roy Walker, layed down and refused to go to work.

It all began around 8 a.m., as the offenders were lined up and heading to work.

Following the lead of the three offenders, 27 other inmates who were also lined up joined the work strike and declined to go to work.

Officers were able to gain control within minutes and escorted the 27 other offenders back to their Main Prison cell block.

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