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Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

Red Onion Randy - Life in a Supermax Prison Randall Via, Michael Garbutt

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

    Randy Gets a Transfer

    Randy Gets a Transfer

    After twenty years at Red Onion, Randy is granted a transfer to another prison. Where is he going, and how is his life going to be different?

    • 14 min
    My Brother Jason

    My Brother Jason

    Randy hasn’t seen his brother Jason for a quarter of a century but the bond of brotherly love remains strong.

    • 17 min
    Randy Answers Questions from Children and a Boxer

    Randy Answers Questions from Children and a Boxer

    Randy answers wide-ranging questions .. from a wide range of listeners!

    • 14 min
    The Murder

    The Murder

    In this episode, recorded shortly after the body of Gabby Petito was found in Wyoming, Randy reflects on the murder he committed in the town of Stanardsville in 1998, and for which he is now serving life without the possibility of parole.

    • 12 min
    The World Outside the Window

    The World Outside the Window

    A ride in the prison van to a nearby town for a medical visit gives Randy a rare first-hand view of the outside world.

    • 12 min
    Music

    Music

    Randy talks about the role of music in the lives of prisoners, and its impact on their emotions. He also introduces Nashville-based singer-songwriter and Red Onion Randy fan Nicole Kerns.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Buster Hymin ,

Red Onion Randy

This is a classic case of rehabilitation. Sadly the only way he can proved he has changed is through his prison behavior and his podcast. Keep your head up Randy I haven't done the time you have and don't have to live with taking a life like you have but I've been on the other side of that wall. From a fellow Virginian hold your head up. Great podcast. 804/757/434/276/703/571 VA STAND UP!

chinacat317 ,

Great listen

You’ll laugh, cry, be shocked and appalled. I found this because of the HBO special. I recommend watching it first

SweetwaterArt ,

Such a good podcast

Great podcast! Definitely recommend it. People need to know the inhumane things that go down in American prisons. Thank you randy and team for putting this out. Keep up the good work

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