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This judge went off after hearing an inmate was never given pants


July 30, 2016

A woman walked into a Louisville, Ky. court without pants on Saturday, wearing only athletic shorts and a jail-provided shirt.

This wasn't an elaborate stunt. The woman told Jefferson District Judge Amber Wolf she had asked for pants, but had been refused.

(You can see the moment Wolf realizes this at 1:27 above.)

"What the hell is going on?" Wolf said as she called jail officials to figure out why the woman was denied pants. (You can hear that at 4:55 in the previous video.)

The woman, who was not identified in the video, was in prison on a shoplifting charge. Wolf said she had been sentenced to 75 days in prison, which she called "ridiculous" for a first-time charge and reduced it to a $100 fine. 

Should the jail have provided pants?

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