Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

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.

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine