Forced clinical procedure sought for Oshkosh inmate

The Section of Corrections is trying to get court authorization to “forcibly deal with and provide wellbeing care services” to an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Establishment.

The inmate, William J. Lampe, is a 48-12 months-outdated white male who is serving time for an armed robbery in Kenosha County. 

Choose LaKeisha D. Haase signed an purchase final 7 days sealing most of the documents in the scenario and letting it to move forward “ex parte,” that is, with no the participation of Lampe.

“There is a public interest to seal the files due to the fact they pertain to the health care of the respondent by placing forth the refusal of therapy or expert services, a deleterious issue and an imminent hazard of significant damage or demise,” Michelle Zaccar, a DOC lawyer, wrote. 

A single doc that was not sealed implies that the inmate is on a starvation strike. A footnote states that “treatment may contain forced hydration or forced feeding.”

Condition data exhibit that Lampe has been moved many situations a short while ago. On June 28 he was moved from the community jail to a “supervised dwelling facility.” On Tuesday he was moved back again to the Oshkosh prison and then back out to an unspecified supervised area.

According to an appeals courtroom purchase from 2016, Lampe entered a dwelling by an open window, threatened the victim of a knife, tied that individual up and took house. 

He pleaded responsible but although awaiting sentencing, “Lampe’s mental overall health deteriorated,” the court docket buy states.  He was evaluated for competency and despatched for treatment method in advance of he proceeded to sentencing, which involved 11 years’ confinement and five years’ prolonged supervision.

Lampe has been convicted of numerous crimes eight occasions, starting in 2005, according to point out documents.