“The view that punishment is too harsh, and rehabilitative measures too scarce, is broadly supported in public opinion polls, especially as crime has hovered at a 20-year low. That popular support has translated into political backing. ‘Out in the real world where people live, it’s not even controversial anymore,’ said Mark Holden, who leads Koch Industries’ work on criminal justice issues.” Towards the end of the Obama administration, prison sentencing reform was one of the few promising areas of bipartisan agreement. Even in these increasingly divisive times, that bipartisanship has held. NYT: Republicans and Democrats Cannot Agree on Absolutely Anything. Except This.