GO-TIME: Department of Corrections Saves $500,000 by Reducing Inmate Transportation Costs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter GO-TIME: Department of Corrections Saves $500,000 by Reducing Inmate Transportation Costs Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Criminal Justice Reform,  Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Corrections is saving more than $500,000 a year in transportation costs by temporarily relocating inmates receiving radiation treatment to a single facility.“Here is another example of how my administration is making government more efficient and saving taxpayer dollars,” Governor Wolf said. “From our prisons to our mailrooms, we’re focused on changing the way business is conducted to assure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, redundancies are eliminated and customer interactions – in-person, online and by phone – at all levels are improved.”In 2015, the DOC began consolidating inmate radiation treatment cases at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset.Relocating inmates from throughout the DOC to this prison during the course of their radiation treatments reduces the costs associated with transporting inmates to various medical facilities across the state.Through an agreement with Somerset Hospital, DOC inmates are transferred from other state prisons to SCI Somerset where they are then transported – on an out-patient basis – to the local hospital to receive their radiation treatments, resulting in a cost savings for taxpayers.“DOC officials again prove that government works and that it works at saving taxpayer money.  This consolidation of inmates uses DOC resources, specifically transportation officers and vehicles, more efficiently,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said.  “It is so effective that we have already achieved an annual net savings of $528,600.”This initiative was one of several concepts submitted by the DOC to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization and Efficiency (GO-TIME), created by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015.  GO-TIME leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations and provide the highest quality services.Dr. Paul Noel, clinical services director for the DOC’s Bureau of Health Care Services, and his staff identified the savings and partnered with SCI Somerset Superintendent Trevor Wingard and his employees, Wetzel said.“I am extremely proud of our employees who are committed to providing appropriate care to our inmates in a fiscally responsible way,” he said.DOC staff reviewed all off-site trips for this specific medical treatment and determined that housing inmates at one facility would improve efficiencies and reduce transportation costs.Between April 2015 and April 2016, 491 inmates were treated at SCI Somerset. By moving a number of cases to SCI Somerset, officials discovered that the number of trips could be reduced through consolidation, and the need for lengthy trips would be reduced.  Some trips were averaging 4½ hours in length due to the location of the prison from the medical facility.GO-TIME works with agencies, boards and commissions to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. GO-TIME also seeks partnerships with external entities to bring new ideas and best practices into state government.To date, GO-TIME has identified over 200 projects with cost savings and other benefits, putting the office well on its way to meeting Governor Wolf’s goal of saving $150 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Pennsylvanians can track GO-TIME’s progress at https://governor.pa.gov/go-time/. May 09, 2016last_img read more

Who is Jake Paul and why is he famous? Everything to know about the YouTube star

first_imgIs Jake Paul married?No. Paul and fellow YouTube star Tana Mongeau had a Las Vegas wedding that cost over $500,000, but Mongeau later admitted their marriage isn’t legally binding. The two never obtained a marriage license, so many believed the two got “married” for attention.But Mongeau and Paul each say the relationship is real, even if the marriage isn’t.Is Jake Paul related to Logan Paul?Yes, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. Jake is about two years younger. At the end of the fifth round, Paul hit Deji several times and eventually led to Deji’s camp waving the white towel before the start of the sixth round.Paul will not be part of the undercard this time around. But he will be supporting Logan Paul as he’s attended the press conference and other events leading up to the fight.Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Who is Jake Paul?If you couldn’t tell by the name, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. He’s a 22-year-old who essentially does the same type of content as his older brother. He gained popularity on the video-sharing app Vine, where he’d make comedy sketches, often with his brother.He also played the character Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel television show “Bizaardvark.” He was later fired from the show, according to his own account, following a video interview with KTLA that went viral. In the video, Paul was interviewed about noise complaints from his neighbors and decided to put on a show during the aired segment.He’s also made a few film appearances, helping his brother co-write the film “Airplane Mode,” which released earlier this year. He also had roles in the movies “Dance Camp” and “Mono.”What is Jake Paul famous for?Paul rose to fame on Vine, and once that social media platform died he turned his attention to YouTube. He grew in popularity and currently sits at 19.7 million subscribers, which is just shy of his brother Logan, who has 19.9. Paul’s videos typically include vlogs. At one point in his career, he filmed a vlog every single day.This led to him creating the song “It’s Everyday Bro,” which is currently the third-most disliked video ever uploaded on YouTube.In 2017, he created the entertainment collaborative Team 10, which was basically a collection of social media stars. The Team 10 members would all star in each other’s videos and most lived within the same house. After several members left, Paul said in October 2018 that Team 10 “is over.”Jake Paul’s net worth: How much money does he make?Paul has made a lucrative living off of YouTube as Forbes says he made $21.5 million in 2018. This was enough to make him the second highest-paid YouTuber that year, earning more than his brother ($14.5 million). Paul makes money off of ad revenue, but also through his popular merchandise business.Wealthy Gorilla estimates Paul’s net worth at $19 million.Jake Paul’s Instagram & other social media accountsInstagram: 12.5 million followersYouTube: 19.5 million subscribersTwitter: 3.7 million followersFacebook: 5 million likesTikTok: 6.7 million followers If you’re watching the Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch, you may see Jake Paul lingering around.Jake Paul was featured as the co-main event during the first fight between Logan Paul and KSI, fighting KSI’s brother, Oladeji “Deji” Olatunji. Paul was mocked early on in the fight because his face was bloodied, but he turned things around quickly.last_img read more