James Vaughan co-founder of Incarcerated Flavors - Incarcerated Flavors purpose is to provide ex-offenders in Central New York with a job working in the development and production of our not-for-profit magazine entitled Incarcerated Flavors.

The organization was founded by James Vaughan and Co-Founded by Brian Franco. Part of their goal is to bridge the gap between those who are serving time and us on the outside; by showcasing the art/literary work of said individuals.


James was nominated by Johanna Marie who writes: I have spent almost 3 full years watching this gentlemen dedicate himself to making changes to a community he just moved to. He has worked fulltime for ACR as first a community outreach specialist and now a case manager, taken care of home and family, developed a successful club at MVCC where he attends school for Substance Abuse as well as putting together his Not-For Profit Organization targeting the recidivism rate within our communities. He has made it his life's mission to provide positive alternatives to negative aspects of life in the inner city. He has made great strides in his own personal life and is always smiling and willing to help on any street at any time of day no matter the need. He has hosted several events in the hopes spreading his message and bringing this community together on a positive note. I couldn't think of a better nominee.