Since the passage of Prop 47 in November ’14, there have been 40,00 fewer felony convictions in CA thanks to the realignment of felony classifications for property and drug crimes. CA has saved $103 million from not putting these groups of offenders behind bars. Per the language of Prop 47, CA is mandated to distribute the savings to counties to spend on programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives. Alameda County is investing Prop 47 savings to help those with mental health and substance abuse issues. Indeed Prop 47 has proven to be a really, really good piece of legislation.