Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What the Hell, Says Judge

[TRIGGER WARNING: MENSTRUATION, PRISONER ABUSE]

The best part of that headline is that it's 100% true.

Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf Slams Jail for Sending Woman to Court Without Pants

What the hell.

Judge Amber Wolf was presiding over the sentencing of a black woman picked up for shoplifting Friday when she realized the defendant was not wearing pants, according to Fusion.  
In the video, Judge Wolf appears to be shocked and picks up her cell phone to call the county jail herself. 
"What the hell is going on? This cannot happen," she says in the video, that was uploaded to YouTube. 
"She's been in our jail for three days, and reports to me that the jail has refused to give her pants and feminine hygiene products," Wolf said over the phone.

What the hell.

I'm glad this judge has a heart and repeatedly apologized to the defendant and reduced her sentence, but the fact that this happened at all shows how messed up our prison system is. I don't care what this woman allegedly did. She deserves to be treated with basic human dignity.

And seriously, if people are so horrified by the concept of free bleeding, then stop denying prisoners tampons and pads.

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