The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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.

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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Public Access Design

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...