"A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged," Nolan said, citing a common aphorism, "but a liberal is a conservative who’s been indicted."
Why some conservative Republicans are leading the fight against over-incarceration →
"We're locking up the folks we're mad at but not afraid of," former California Republican Assembly Leader Pat Nolan told The Washington Times. "We should lock up only people we're afraid of. It's a waste of taxpayers' money otherwise."
NAACP, right urge alternative to prison for nonviolent felons →