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The Vaughn 17 is a movement of prisoners organizing for self liberation. This website features their writing and art.

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“We must let Self determination release our psychological anchors and guide us to uncharted times. ‘ Power is the ability to begin Self-creating and Self-defining ‘. Power is the People!  #Vaughn17

– Dwayne staats

Who are we?

Since the February 1st, 2017 uprising at C-Building in James T. Vaughn Correctional Center at Smyrna, Delaware, 17 prisoners faced felony charges.

Fourteen of the original seventeen are still caged in various facilities across the so-called U.S. sitting in solitary confinement (RRL) where they endure abusive treatments by both the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and Illinois.

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