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Mendota Mental Health Institute

Oct 31, 2019

Kaul wades into emergency detention issues

Attorney General Josh Kaul waded into the thorny world of emergency mental-health detentions Thursday, convening a summit to devise ways to prevent police from spending hours transporting detainees to treatment centers.

Apr 11, 2014

State to pay $562K after suicide at Mendota (UPDATE)

The state will pay more than half a million dollars to the estate of a man who committed suicide four years ago at Mendota Mental Health Institute, settling a lawsuit that accused hospital staffers of being negligent in his care.

Feb 19, 2014

Man who killed family reports for jury duty

A man who killed his wife and two young children 27 years ago has reported for jury duty in Milwaukee County.

Dec 4, 2013

State Supreme Court won’t review release revocation

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to review a decision that sent a man who killed a priest and two others in La Crosse County back to a mental health facility.

Nov 1, 2013

Judge orders Waukesha man confined to mental hospital

A Wisconsin man arrested in the deaths of three retired farmers has been sent to a mental institution after a judge found he wasn't competent to stand trial.

Oct 11, 2013

Man won’t be tried in neighbor’s shooting

A Wisconsin man who killed his neighbor has been sent for treatment at a mental hospital after a judge ruled that injuries from two suicide attempts and his age made the man unfit for trial.

Sep 19, 2013

Killer might have been better off in prison

Alan Randall may have been better off going to prison for killing two Wisconsin police officers in 1975. He might have been freed in his early 30s, with most of his life still ahead of him.

Jun 2, 2011

Judge temporarily suspends case in developer’s slaying

A Waukesha County judge on Thursday suspended the murder case against 17-year-old Richard Wilson, on the grounds that the defendant is unable to understand the charges against him.

Mar 5, 2011

Man who killed wife, 2 kids is released

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed his wife and two children to death 24 years ago in Milwaukee has been released again. Keith Kalota was confined to Mendota Mental Health Institute from 1987 to 2003, when he was granted conditional release. But he was returned in September when he was accused of violating […]


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