Red Onion Randy

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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, originally at Red Onion State Prison, now at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, 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 124: Psychic Vampires

Some people just complain about life but don’t do anything to change their situation. They’re like psychic vampires, sucking the lifeblood out of the people they talk to. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Randy offers us some important advice. ?

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Wallens Ridge 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.