Inmates shovel Hyde Square on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Inmates Who Shoveled Out JP Earned $3-4 a Day

A public records request by ThinkProgress has finally answered the question of how much prisoners were paid to shovel out the Boston area this winter, including crews in JP. Turns out it was between $3 and $4 a day. Back in February, when the neighborhood was still blanketed in snow and ice, Jamaica Plain News had reached out to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office for the figure. We never received a response. Among the areas shoveled by prisoners was Hyde Square.