Apr 02 2019 President Trump announced plans Monday for a Second Step Act focused on easing employment barriers for formerly incarcerated people. Trump said the 'second step' legislation will feature a $88 million funding request for prisoner social reentry programs. 'Today, I'm announcing that the Second Step Act will be focused on successful reentry and reduced unemployment for Americans with past criminal records, and that's what we're starting right away,' Trump said. As described by Trump, the Second Step Act will be less ambitious than the First Step Act, which bundled prison reforms with changes in sentencing laws, though not all applied retroactively. Troy Powell, whose crack cocaine sentence was shortened by the First Step Act, spoke at the event Monday and called for more action to release inmates.