Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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.

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter