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Red Onion Randy

Life in a Supermax Prison

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This is Randall Via

I’m serving 1,214 years for capital murder in Red Onion State Prison, Virginia. I am in prison, for sure, but I’m not a prisoner. I’ve learned how to be free, even here on the inside. In my podcast, I’ll tell you how you can change for the better too, in prison or not. Along the way, I plan to give you an insider’s view of a supermax, and hope to entertain you too.

Listen to my podcast and send me your comments and questions. I’ll try to respond in an upcoming episode. You can also check out my Twitter @redonionrandy

Latest Episode

Episode 115: Questions from Kyrgyzstan

Randy is scheduled to be transferred out of Red Onion but he still doesn’t know which prison he’ll be sent to.
In this last episode recorded at Red Onion, Randy calls podcast executive producer Michael Garbutt who was attending a conference at the University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, where Randy meets some students and answers their questions.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Field and development producer, Paulie Doyle. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.