Judge Outraged as Defendant Comes to Court With No Pants After 3 Days in Jail
A woman was reportedly brought to a Louisville courtroom without pants and claiming she was denied access to feminine hygiene products.
A woman was reportedly brought into a Kentucky courtroom with no pants and the presiding judge was not happy about it.
The unidentified inmate was brought into the Jefferson District Court on Friday, where Judge Amber Wolf was prepared to sentence her for failing to complete a diversion program following a shoplifting conviction.
That is, until the attorney informed Wolf that the woman was wearing no pants. The woman told the judge she'd been denied pants as well as feminine hygiene products for her three-day stint behind bars.
“Excuse me?” Wolf said. “This is outrageous. Is this for real?”
Wolf stopped proceedings then and there to make a phone call to corrections officials. “I am holding her here until she is dressed appropriately to go back to jail. This is outrageous," she said.
The attorney told the judge the woman had been denied a request for a jumpsuit, which spokesman Steve Durham with Metro Corrections told WDRB is typical for inmates in jail for fewer than 72 hours.
"This is pretty standard that when individuals are arrested, they remain in the clothing that they’ve been arrested in," Durham said. "Especially for the first 72 hours."
The jail said the inmate was actually in very short shorts that cannot be seen beneath her shirt.
An investigation is underway into whether the woman was denied feminine hygiene products.
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