Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

My ID

City Studies

My ID

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?