Criminal justice reform will burn up some of the oxygen at the Roundhouse during the 60-day session. But what “reform” means depends on who you talk to. The problem is repeat criminal offenders who get out of jail and prison too easily and public safety should be the state’s first priority, Republicans say. Democrats respond that for too long legislation has focused on punishment without addressing underlying causes of crime such as poverty, drug addiction and, in some cases, mental illness. Reform to Republicans appears to mean increased penalties for certain crimes and reinstating the death penalty for people who kill police officers and children after a review of legislation.