“What the hell is going on?”: Kentucky Judge Expressed Outrage at Jail Bringing Woman Into Court Without Pants

pantsThere was a deeply disturbing scene in Louisville when a female prisoner was brought into court without pants.  Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf  was rightfully irate and called the jail directly from the courtroom.  What is equally disturbing is that this woman was in court for simply failing to complete a diversion program on a 2014 shoplifting charge, but held for three days and denied feminine hygiene products in jail.

Wolf reacted honestly and asked “Excuse me? This is outrageous. Is this for real?”

You can then hear Wolf asked about why there was a defendant in your courtroom without pants.  She immediately changed her sentence to $100 and time served.  Wold asks if she has been entered into “the Twlight zone.”  In speaking with the jail she asks “What the hell is going on?” She added that “I am holding her here until she is dressed appropriately to go back to jail. This is outrageous.”

The video is not only a shameful indictment of the jail but an impressive response from Wolf who shows both decency and well-based outrage.

33 thoughts on ““What the hell is going on?”: Kentucky Judge Expressed Outrage at Jail Bringing Woman Into Court Without Pants”

  1. Humiliating a prisoner is trashy. I am surprised to see the remarks on this blog. I thought there would be a little more class. This judge is my hero.

  2. @roscoe

    Nope. never worked for any of the alphabets. Came across Joe’s book at an indie bookshop in Bellingham, WA and was hooked. I signed up on his website and read every article he wrote until he died. I also went online and found his interviews — it’s odd that many Americans have never heard of him — he was beloved in Australia, NZ and Italy. Go figure!

  3. @Roscoe P. Coltrane

    Das ist sehr interessant. Have you ever read Joe Bageant’s classic “Deer Hunting with Jesus”? Pretty much sums up how the elites are getting the white/black working poor to support them.

  4. Jishinger,
    Kentuckyana as it’s affectionately known is basically where the mullet hair style was invented. The TV series “60 Days In” was filmed in Clark county right across the mighty Ohio from L-ville. Floyd county which butts up against Clark county was recently labeled’At Risk” by the US DOJ for improper use of federal funds. There is also another case of a female inmate being denied feminine products after her arrest in Clark county back in May.
    Also back in 2014 people were being detained without being charged as well:

    The woman with no pants is just consistent with the area.

    Indiana BTW has had more pharmacy robberies in the WHOLE country, 370 something. California a state 5 times its size was second with 300 something.
    You have no idea unless you live here.
    KY is now run by Gov. Matt Bevin. Who as a conservative has done nothing conservative unless you consider Stalin a conservative.
    Again it’s consistent with this area.
    Ein Volk
    Ein Reich
    Ein Bevin/ Ein Pence, either one works.
    One of them happens to be Trump’s running mate.
    Now does this all make sense?

  5. @jischinger

    re: “This woman is not a kleptomaniac (mentally ill), she is poor in a nation where there is no reason to be, where the value of things is placed higher than the well being and growth; physical and spiritual, of the community of people.”

    Wow. Beautiful statement.

    “Italian court rules food theft ‘not a crime’ if hungry”


  6. Squeaky – thanks for the update. So in the courtroom, her shorts were not visible under her shirt, and they thought she had nothing on at all??? Those must be really short. Do you know if she was arrested in her home or while she was out? Because if she was arrested at home, it could have been little sleep shorts or boxers. It does sound like feminine products were available, because that comment made me wonder what state she was in by the time she got to court.

    If someone gets arrested in a bathing suit at a pool party, do they have to wear that at the jail and court? Also, if someone gets arrested while wearing casual (or inappropriate clothes), doesn’t that put them at a disadvantage if they have to wear that in front of a judge?

    Although it is true that not everyone dresses well in court. I was a witness in a court case once, and I recall people arriving in court wearing shorts, tank tops, and flippies.

  7. That poor lady. Was she wearing underwear in court? Boxer shorts? I can’t tell from the photo what she’s wearing. And if she was denied feminine hygiene products, what was the state of that underwear, and the rest of the jail? That’s just inexcusable, and traumatic for the woman. This was for a single shoplifting charge years ago, right? Is a diversion program some kind of counseling to prevent recurrence? And why was she in jail so long before she was seen?

  8. I have to defer – how in the world did this topic get so much media attention based on alluding?

    She had no pants: shorts, dress, skirt, kilt – yes, none of those are pants.

    She was denied pads: yet a simple call found boxes of them in the dorm and no physical evidence could be detected.

    She did not see a judge within 24 hours: why? That is really the only question not answered.

    Otherwise we need to pay closer attention and debunk this shit more quickly.

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