The First Step Act expands job training and programs to help reduce recidivism rates among federal prisoners. The bill also allows judges to sentence below the mandatory minimum for qualified low-level nonviolent drug offenders who cooperate with the government. It also reduces the second strike mandatory minimum of 20 years to 15 years, and reduces the 3rd strike mandatory minimum of life in prison to 25 years. Landmark criminal justice reform bill clears Senate Okay, Does anyone know if this applies to already sentenced now? Say to lifers? Or when they serve 15 or 25 they all just get released and convert the current lifers to 25yrs and over release with this reform.. btw. The Great Douche will not live 25 years more so ITS out. But the kids may benefit here. Give the young DrumpFdouchians HOPE!