Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

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.

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing