Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

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.

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?