Although one wouldn’t know it from popular caricature, conservatives have frequently condemned the abuses that occur routinely in America’s prison system. (Even Rich Lowry has written about this.) With that in mind, the $10,000 grant awarded to Pat Nolan of the Prison Fellowship by the Freda Utley Foundation at CPAC last weekend is very much worthy of note. Here’s the video of TAC‘s associate publisher Jon Basil Utley — Freda Utley’s son — presenting the award:

See also Jens Soering’s first-hand account of the conditions all to prevalent in our prisons.