Judge Ensures Inmate Meets His Baby For The First Time - Court Room Loses It

Who says justice can’t be compassionate? Not Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf. She seems to believe quite the opposite.

She first made headlines after became outraged when a female inmate was denied pants and sanitary products for three days. This time she allowed an inmate to meet his 1-month-old son for the first time.

Since James Roeder and his wife Ashley Roeder are co-defendants in a burglary they were ordered not to have any contact with each other. During that time Ashley gave birth to their son. Wolf was finished up James hearing and was about to start Ashley when she asked Ashley if she wanted James to meet his son.

"I saw her try to hold the baby up when he came out for his case to be called with his attorney," the judge told the local media. "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."

She explained that she would modify the court restraining order for that moment and allow James to meet his son while the courtroom watched. Wolf said it was one of the best things she’s ever done.

"It wasn't really a judge thing,” she said. “I think it was just more of a human thing. He hadn’t met his baby. And I could see that his wife wanted him to see the baby. And I know from previous interactions from Mr. Roeder that he had been very concerned about being able to meet his baby prior to it being born. And I just saw an opportunity that I didn't want to squander."

Source: Distractify
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