African American men incarcerated at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe founded the Black Prisoners’ Caucus (BPC) in 1972. The men organized Black Culture Workshops between 1969 and 1972.
These workshops laid the foundation for the development of BPC. The organization fosters respect, responsibility, self worth and unity. The BPC stands as a testimony to the potential of the African American community to create a healthier future for ourselves. In spite of the challenges, the men of the BPC have kept the organization moving forward since 1972.
Today the BPC is open to all inmates regardless of ethnicity and was featured in the documentary Since I Been Down. Its inmate-run TEACH education program is highly successful, but needs sponsors in order to comply with WA DOC requirements.
This Application form is for all interested community members who are invested in actively dedicating their time & wisdom in the form of Sponsorship for a BPC chapter/program across the state of Washington. The purpose of this application is for us to be able to identify, assist and document any interested community member in navigating the sponsor and volunteer process.
Please take a couple minutes to complete this form. Or contact Kimonti Carter of BPC directly for more information kimonti[at]blackprisonerscaucuscg[dot]org.