It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

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Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Don't Get Iced

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Don't Get Iced

Welcome to Health Care!

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Welcome to Health Care!

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Don't Bank On It

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Don't Bank On It

Print ¡Recuperalo!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

The Cargo Chain

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The Cargo Chain

Work Forced

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Work Forced

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Museumopolis

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Museumopolis

Predatory Equity

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Predatory Equity

Rent Regulation Rights

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Rent Regulation Rights

Lotto Zone

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Lotto Zone

We Own It

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