Man dies at Wildwood Correctional Complex

A man died in state custody on Sunday afternoon at the Wildwood Correctional Complex in Kenai. Michael Talcott, 57, was found unresponsive in his cell, according to Department of Corrections spokesperson Corey Allen-Young.

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“He was found by his cellmate who said that Mr. Talcott collapsed,” Allen-Young said. “After informing Corrections staff and medical staff, they attempted to save him through efforts of CPR and defibrillator. And also the emergency responders from the Nikiski Fire Department tried to help.”

He was pronounced dead at 4:48 pm on Sunday.

Talcott was not being treated for a medical condition at the time of his death nor did his body show any signs of trauma. His death is being investigated by the State Troopers, the State Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Department of Corrections.

Talcott had been in custody since 2008. He was serving a 20-year sentence for Sexual Assault of a Minor in the 1st Degree.

He is the seventh person to die while in custody this year.