Jeffrey Bellin is a professor at William & Mary Law School where he teaches about and researches the criminal justice system in the United States. He is a former prosecutor and the author of "Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How it Can Recover."
Former President Donald Trump was arraigned in New York on April 4, 2023. Shortly after, the charges that a Manhattan grand jury indicted him on were made public. As anticipated, there were numerous counts of falsifying business records related to “hush money” payments made in 2016 to three individuals with potentially damaging information about Trump […]