Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Print Who Makes Bail?

In 2015, roughly 45,000 New Yorkers were jailed because they couldn’t pay their court-assigned bail. Today in New York City, only one in ten people who are arrested are able to pay bail when they’re first brought before a judge. What’s bail? Who does it affect? And how?

In the fall and winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Caits Meissner and public high school students from the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) to investigate these questions.

Students surveyed members of the school community, interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue, and sat in on public arraignments in Bronx Criminal Court. This booklet is a guide to what the students learned about NYC’s bail system, how it works, and how it could work differently.

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?