The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

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.

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?