The woman, from Kentucky, US, had been arrested for failure to complete a diversion program, which would have wiped a 2014 shoplifting charge from her record, and originally sentenced to 75 days in prison. When she was taken to the court, her lawyer informed Judge Amber Wolf that she had not received hygiene products or been given pants since she arrived in jail three days previously.
“This is outrageous,” Wolf said, in the video released last Friday. “Is this for real? Am I in the Twilight Zone?,” she added.
In the video, it is unclear what the woman is wearing as she is covered by the podium. A photo released later showed her wearing yellow athletic shorts that were almost entirely covered by her T-shirt.
Wolf rejected the sentence and said it was “ridiculous”. The woman was eventually given a $100 fine and time served.