Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

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Public Access Design

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ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

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.

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance