Tuesday 6 December 2016

Watch: Viral judge hits headlines once again by letting inmate meet one month old son for first time

Published 09/08/2016 | 08:09

Judge Amber Wolf is quickly making a name for herself as her courtroom antics have hit the headlines once again.

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The Kentucky official went viral after she voiced her anger when a female detainee was denied the right to "clothing and feminine hygiene products" when she was brought to court.

District Court judge Wolf was left flabbergasted after the woman’s lawyer told her the inmate had been denied the basic human needs while behind bars for two or three days.

This time, however, the judge has shown her softer side by letting an inmate meet his one month old son for the first time.

James Roeder and his wife Ashley are co-defendants in the same burglary case and have been ordered to have no contact with each other.

Yet, Wolf arranged a special meeting after James' hearing in her courtroom. 

“I saw her try to hold the baby up when he came out for his case to be called with his attorney,” Judge Wolf told WDRB.

“And I thought that he hadn’t seen that. And it occurred to me after we finished this case that he had not met his baby — who was 30 days old — and that he was not going to get an opportunity to meet his baby anytime in the near future.”

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