Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip