Prop 47 reduces overcrowding and saves over $100 million

California Proposition 47, the 2014 voter initiative that reduced certain low-level property and drug-related crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, has significantly reduced the jail and prison population by 18,000 with 40,000 fewer convictions, saving taxpayers $103 million dollars in prison and jail related costs, reports the Bay Area News Group. This $103 million in savings … Continue reading Prop 47 reduces overcrowding and saves over $100 million