Ok, but if so. Ordinary prison?
Like many people convicted of white-collar crimes, Trump will probably end up in a minimum security prison. Minimal security prisons are still very many prisons.
“The biggest difference is in the nature of the housing. [which might be] It’s the difference between a dormitory setting and a solitary confinement setting,” said Professor Alexander Reinert of Cardozo Law School. “However, freedom is still severely restricted while in the facility.”
But on the other hand, minimal security prisons may not be safe enough for such celebrities. It’s hard to argue with (sorry, Martha). There will be big questions about his safety: Should he be held in a special unit separated from the general public? Will the Secret Service come with him?
“It would be easier to provide that kind of security and safety in a high-security prison,” says Reinert.
Since this is a state case, Trump will go to a state facility selected by the Department of Corrections.with regard to the so-called club feds The facility you might imagine rich and famous prisoners spending time in is, as the ironic nickname suggests, dedicated to federal crime.ever since Cohen After being convicted of federal crimes, he served a prison sentence at FCI Otisville. forbes It has been called one of the “most comfortable” prisons in the United States.
Could Trump not run for president from prison??? can he?!?!
Legally speaking, you bet.
“As long as he is at least 35 years of age, a natural U.S. citizen, has resided for at least 14 years, and has served as president only once, he is eligible for a second term,” Heysen said. rice field.
And Trump himself says that’s the plan. He told reporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month, Hill According to the report, Trump said he would “not even consider leaving” the race if he was charged, adding that “perhaps that would increase my numbers.”
He probably can’t vote for himself if convicted of a felony, but people who are actively incarcerated generally not eligible to vote in the United Statesand select states only Allows people convicted of felonies to vote after they are released.
But could he actually campaign from prison? Well, it happened before. 1920 Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs wins 3.4% of the popular vote from the Atlanta federal prison cell where he was imprisoned On charges of sedition for making a speech against the draft of the First World War.
Logically speaking, it’s hard to say. “He can’t hold rallies, there are a lot of people he can’t communicate with, and he can’t meet with fundraisers personally,” he said. “Even in a minimal security environment, his ability to communicate with the outside world is severely limited, not to mention the reputational cost it carries. Given all the things you have to do, you can do very little if you are in jail.
There is also the matter of timing.even with trump teeth If he is eventually convicted and sentenced to prison, it will come after a very long trial that has yet to begin.
“If Donald Trump’s trial takes place, I doubt the trial and all appeals will be over by November 2024,” Eisen said.
Let’s say he wins the presidency. So can he forgive himself?
Not if it was a state conviction—a presidential pardon is only granted for federal crimes.
If he will be convicted of federal crimes…no one is entirely sure. forgive yourself As for potential crimes, their legitimacy has been the subject of debate by legal scholars.and 1974 memothe Department of Justice took the position that there would be a self-pardon unconstitutionalHowever, it is not legally binding.
It is unclear whether such a pardon would actually hold up, as there is no legal precedent for such a move. “If he allows himself, perhaps he will be impeached for doing so and removed from office for abuse of power,” Hasen said.
Trump has plenty of other things to worry about, right?
Indeed, the New York case is just one of several facing Trump.
of Georgiaa grand jury is investigating Trump’s alleged attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. threatened and angry Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger tried to get him to manipulate the state’s election results to his advantage. During their chat, Trump asked him to “find” enough votes to help him win. washington post A Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor released the leaked audio of the call. started a criminal investigation In an “attempt to influence” the election.in real society video On March 21, Trump defended the call as “absolutely perfect.”
At the federal level, Trump is also being investigated for his alleged mishandling confidential documentand for him action It is associated with the January 6 uprising and attempts to overturn the election.
So, whatever happens in New York, Trump is still in serious legal jeopardy.
“Donald Trump faces the most serious prospect yet of not just an indictment, but an actual conviction. slip through the edge of the lawsaid Eisen. “This may be the time he finally falls out.”