Pat Nolan is serving as the inaugural director of The American Conservative Union's Center for Criminal Justice Reform. Mr. Nolan has been a leading voice on criminal justice reform, highlighting the skyrocketing costs of prison, fiscal responsibility in the criminal justice system and reforms for non-violent offenders. He served 15 years as a member of the California Assembly, four of them as Assembly Republican Leader. He was named Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and received the “Victims Advocate Award” from Parents of Murdered Children. Mr. Nolan served as a member of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, was a member of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons. He worked alongside Chuck Colson for fifteen years as President of Justice Fellowship, helping draft and pass such important reforms as the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the Second Chance Act, and the Fair Sentencing Act.
A person listed as a contributor has spoken or otherwise participated in Federalist Society events, publications, or multimedia presentations. A person's appearance on this list does not imply any other endorsement or relationship between the person and the Federalist Society. In most cases, the biographical information on a person's "contributor" page is provided directly by the person, and the Federalist Society does not edit or otherwise endorse that information. The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues. All expressions of opinion by a contributor are those of the contributor.
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
Until recently prisons have been the sacred cows in state budgets. They are the second...