Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

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.

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

Urban Investigations

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal