Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Print Not on Our Watch!

E-carceration, short for electronic incarceration, is when authorities use surveillance technology like ankle monitors, cameras, and GPS to track and control people in their own communities.

While e-carceration might get some people out from behind bars, the same technology makes it easier to monitor and punish more people overall, and Black, brown, and immigrant communities have become the biggest targets. Having fewer people behind bars, but giving authorities more power to punish Black, brown, and immigrant communities is not a just solution to the problems of mass incarceration.

To help communities understand how e-carceration works and the consequences for Black, brown, and immigrant communities, CUP teamed up with Freedom to Thrive and designers Shreyas R Krishnan and Kruttika Susarla to create Not On Our Watch! The foldout poster explains and illustrates the concept of “e-carceration” and how it perpetuates a system of mass surveillance of communities of color. Available in English and Spanish, Not On Our Watch also highlights community actions that have been taken across the country to offer alternatives to our current systems of incarceration and surveillance. 

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

The Newtown Creek BOA

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The Newtown Creek BOA

Pass It On!

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Pass It On!

We care!

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We care!