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Public Access Design

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Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

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.

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC