There 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.