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Engage to Change

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City Studies

Bottled Up

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

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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.

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Pass It On!

It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

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Urban Investigations

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Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

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We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

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Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?