Working closely with Right on Crime and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is  PATRICK J. NOLAN, Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Project at the American Conservative Union Foundation. He is a former California Assemblyman and the author of When Prisoners Return. Nolan understands the inside of a prison well, having served 29 months in federal custody after pleading guilty to a charge of racketeering. He earned a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.