This blog has published multiple stories of failures in the legal system…I am happy to report a story of an honest judge, who applies the law with fairness and compassion.
“Fairness is what justice really is.” ~ Justice Potter Stewart, Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court (1915-1985)
(Kentucky, August 2016) Judge Amber Wolf, Jefferson County District Court, condemns jail administrators for inhumane treatment of a prisoner, who appeared in court wearing just a long shirt with no pants on underneath. The woman had been detained for 3 days and her requests for a jumpsuit and hygiene items were denied.
Judge Wolf responds to the situation: “Excuse me? This is outrageous. Is this for real?”
Judge Wolf also criticizes the harsh penalty inflicted on the defendant, a first time offender charged with shoplifting, and apologizes for the way she has been treated.