Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

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.

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

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

Public Access Design

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