Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Print Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

It costs over $70,000 to incarcerate one person for one year in New York state. The New York City government spent $3.7 billion on jails and prisons in 2017. Why does it cost so much to keep people in prisons and jails? Who profits from prisons and jails? Where does the money come from?

In December 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Marianna Olinger and students from the Bushwick Leaders’ High School to understand the cost of prison, who profits from it, and who pays for it. To investigate, students used art to create maps of the prison system, surveyed community members, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue.

Students created this booklet as a guide for what students learned about the true cost of prisons and jails.

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal