- Senators Chris Coons and Thom Tillis: US criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform
- It focuses far too much on criminalization and incarceration and far too little on rehabilitation, they argue
Chris Coons is a Democratic US senator representing Delaware. Thom Tillis is a Republican US senator representing North Carolina. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)As a Democrat from Delaware and a Republican from North Carolina, we disagree on plenty of policy issues. You might think that would be especially true of an issue as historically divisive and politically challenging as crime and punishment.