Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

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.

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?