Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

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.

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?