June 6, 2017: Prop 47 gave $100 million to cities and counties to treat, house and retrain Californians whose addictions or illnesses make them high risks to commit crimes and to wind up in jail or prison. The money, now finally being distributed, comes from the savings reaped from a declining state prison population, when Proposition 47 reduced simple drug possession and some property crimes like shoplifting from felonies to misdemeanors.