Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

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

Public Access Design

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

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

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.

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

We Own It

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos