Compelled health care procedure sought for Oshkosh inmate

Pamela G. Knowles

The Division of Corrections is seeking court authorization to “forcibly take care of and deliver overall health care services” to an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Establishment.

The inmate, William J. Lampe, is a 48-year-old white male who is serving time for an armed theft in Kenosha County. 

Choose LaKeisha D. Haase signed an get final week sealing most of the information in the circumstance and allowing for it to commence “ex parte,” that is, without the need of the participation of Lampe.

“There is a general public desire to seal the paperwork mainly because they pertain to the healthcare of the respondent by environment forth the refusal of therapy or providers, a deleterious affliction and an imminent hazard of major damage or death,” Michelle Zaccar, a DOC legal professional, wrote. 

Just one document that was not sealed suggests that the inmate is on a starvation strike. A footnote states that “treatment may possibly involve forced hydration or compelled feeding.”

State information exhibit that Lampe has been moved numerous occasions a short while ago. On June 28 he was moved from the area prison to a “supervised dwelling facility.” On Tuesday he was moved again to the Oshkosh prison and then again out to an unspecified supervised spot.

According to an appeals court buy from 2016, Lampe entered a residence by way of an open window, threatened the target of a knife, tied that man or woman up and took house. 

He pleaded responsible but whilst awaiting sentencing, “Lampe’s mental well being deteriorated,” the court order suggests.  He was evaluated for competency and despatched for procedure in advance of he proceeded to sentencing, which incorporated 11 years’ confinement and five years’ extended supervision.

Lampe has been convicted of various crimes eight periods, setting up in 2005, in accordance to condition documents. 

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