In my podcast I talk about what it’s like to live in one of the toughest prisons in America without the possibility of parole. I’ve already spent more than 20 years here, 14 of them in solitary confinement. I take responsibility for the crime I committed and the choices I make today. I’m not the angry young guy I once was. I try to be a blessing and not a curse, and share what I’ve learned with others. That’s why I hope you’ll check out my podcasts. I invite your questions and comments and will respond in upcoming episodes.


Contact Randy

You can write directly to Randy at-

Randall Via #1084857
Red Onion State Prison
P.O. Box 970
Pound, VA 24279

For further details about mail requirements, check PrisonPro

Alternatively, you can email Randall through JPay

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Red Onion Randy, featuring Randall Via, is directed and produced by Michael Garbutt.
Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav.
Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park.
Title music composed by John Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.