Red Onion State Prison
Earl Barksdale, Chief Warden10800 H. Jack Rose Highway
P. O. Box 970
Pound, VA 24279
Security Level-S with appropriate segregation qualifier. All Sentences, Initial and Reclass. PROFILE: Recent disruptive, assaultive, severe behavior problems, predatory-type behavior, escape risk; requiring segregation. Must complete Progressive Housing Phase Program prior to transfer to less secure facility.
- Opened - August, 1998
- Average Daily Population (March 2009) - 799
- Special Populations - Cadre
- Special Programs – Cognitive (Thinking for a Change), in Progressive Housing
- DCE Vocational Program Custodial Maintenance, Academic Programs ABE, GED, FLP
- DOC Core Treatment Programs
Directions From Richmond:Take I-64 West to I-81 South. Take Exit 14 into Abingdon. Proceed through Abingdon to Route 19/58 North to Hansonville. At Hansonville turn left onto Alternate U.S. Route 58 West. Proceed on Alt. U.S. Route 58 through the towns of St. Paul and Coeburn to Norton. At Norton turn right onto U.S. Route 23 North. Proceed approximately thirteen (13) miles and turn right onto U.S. Route 23 Business to downtown Pound. Turn right onto State Route 83 in downtown Pound. Proceed on State Route 83 East toward Clintwood, approximately three and four tenths miles (3.4), then turn right onto State Route 361 South to facility.