“No pants? What?!?”
Jefferson District Court Judge Amber Wolf was shocked Friday morning when an inmate arrived to court without pants. The inmate explained she was picked up in Fayette County Sunday, but was not given additional clothing or feminine hygiene products upon arriving to Metro Corrections in Louisville.
Judge Wolf exclaimed in disbelief, “Excuse me? Excuse me, this is outrageous. Is this for real?”
Judge Wolf responded by stopping court. The judge called Metro Correction to ask for someone to explain how or why this happened. She allowed the inmate to leave court to cover herself and mitigated her sentence.
Outraged, the judge asked the bailiff, “Am I in the Twilight Zone? What is happening?”
After sharing her disgust with corrections officers, Judge Wolf apologized to the inmate. “I want to extend my deepest apologies to you for the way you’ve been treated while you were at our jail. This is NOT normal.”
Judge Wolf also relayed the Department of Corrections’ explanation. “I can’t explain the situation. They have assured me that it was a mistake and that it won’t happen again.”
WDRB News contacted jail officials who said that she was wearing athletic shorts, hidden by a large shirt, and that she had not been in custody long enough to wear a jumpsuit. By the time jail officials talked with WDRB, they denied there had been any problem.
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