Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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.

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

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En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?