The Charon system is a planetary system in the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Discovered in 2538, it was used as a prison system during the Messer Era (2546-2792), with most prisons concentrated in the state of Dellin on Haros (Charon III). After the assassination of Linton Messer XI in 2792, the non-incarcerated population of Charon III stormed the prisons seeking to free political dissidents being held there. Once the public gained access to the site, the many atrocities performed by the administrators of the prison on behalf of the Messer government were confirmed. These revelations pushed the planet’s senators to renounce their recognition from the UEE. To this day, the Governors Council of Charon III has not sought re-recognition from the Senate.