A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

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.

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

Trouble With Your Water Bill?

Public Access Design

Trouble With Your Water Bill?

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!