Pressured medical treatment sought for Oshkosh inmate

The Office of Corrections is in search of courtroom authorization to “forcibly treat and deliver health care services” to an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Establishment.

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

Choose LaKeisha D. Haase signed an buy very last 7 days sealing most of the records in the situation and permitting it to carry on “ex parte,” that is, without the participation of Lampe.

“There is a general public fascination to seal the files due to the fact they pertain to the healthcare of the respondent by placing forth the refusal of treatment or products and services, a deleterious condition and an imminent danger of serious harm or dying,” Michelle Zaccar, a DOC lawyer, wrote. 

One document that was not sealed indicates that the inmate is on a hunger strike. A footnote states that “treatment may possibly consist of compelled hydration or forced feeding.”

State data show that Lampe has been moved quite a few times lately. On June 28 he was moved from the local prison to a “supervised dwelling facility.” On Tuesday he was moved again to the Oshkosh prison and then again out to an unspecified supervised area.

In accordance to an appeals court docket get from 2016, Lampe entered a house by an open up window, threatened the target of a knife, tied that human being up and took home. 

He pleaded responsible but although awaiting sentencing, “Lampe’s mental health deteriorated,” the courtroom order states.  He was evaluated for competency and despatched for treatment in advance of he proceeded to sentencing, which incorporated 11 years’ confinement and five years’ extended supervision.

Lampe has been convicted of a variety of crimes eight moments, commencing in 2005, in accordance to condition information.