Pat Nolan

Pat Nolan

Director, Center for Criminal Justice Reform, The American Conservative Union Foundation

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.