Wednesday, May 21, 2008
State Senator Jay Costa and County Executive Dan Onorato toured the Allegheny County Jail's new workout facility today. The facility is for staff only; no prisoners will be allowed to use them. The exercise equipment is a part of the county's wellness program. Jail employees are not allowed to leave the premises when on duty, so they are unable to participate in the county's 10,000 steps program. Onorato says he expects the wellness program will help reduce the county's health insurance premiums. The county received $10,000 in grants to buy the equipment, which is already in use.