Inmate found dead in Southeast Alaska correctional center

KENAI, Alaska On June 26, 2019 at 2051 hours, inmate Noah Price, 23, was pronounced dead at Wildwood Correctional Center.

Price was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 8:36PM, during a routine check. Officers and medical staff immediately began performing life saving measures until emergency responders arrived on the scene at 8:44PM. Price was pronounced dead at 8:51PM. No foul play is suspected. Alaska State Troopers are investigating the incident as a suicide.

Price has been in DOC custody since May 5, 2019. He was an unsentenced inmate.

His death is the second in DOC custody this year.

Next of kin have been notified.

Every prisoner death is reviewed by the Alaska State Troopers and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Department records are generally not subject to release because they contain confidential medical, security and personnel information.