Since the February 1st, 2017 uprising at C-Building in James T. Vaughn Correctional Center at Smyrna, Delaware, 18 prisoners faced felony charges. From the initial 18 charged, one became the state’s star snitch (Royal Diamond Dawns), Kelly Gibbs committed suicide mysteriously right after his mandated transfer to the facility that the state housed multiples of their witnesses (rest in power). Jarreau Ayers and Dwayne Staats, two “lifers,” are currently residing in different facilities in Pennsylvania. They were found guilty on various charges after taking it upon themselves to shoulder the responsibility in order to protect the rest of their co-defendants, who were serving shorter sentences at the time of the trials.
Roman Shankaras, Abednego Baynes, Kevin Berry, Deric Forney, John Bramble and Obadiah Miller were found not guilty after going through the trial, after which the state was forced to drop the charges toward the remaining co-defendants. Roman Shankaras and Obadiah Miller have been released. All others are residing in various facilities in Pennsylvania, sitting in solitary confinement (RRL) and still enduring abusive treatments by both the state of Delaware and Pennsylvania.