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DOC authorities investigating death of man in cell at Red Onion State Prison
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DOC authorities investigating death of man in cell at Red Onion State Prison

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Red Onion State Prison

Red Onion State Prison in Wise County

The Virginia Department of Corrections internal police unit is investigating the death of a man in his cell at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County.

Anwar Phillips was found unresponsive in his cell early in the morning on Jan. 3 and died, according to Virginia DOC spokesman Benjamin Jarvela.

He said a cause of death had not yet been determined by the medical examiner. DOC investigators contacted the commonwealth’s attorney’s office about the death, he said.

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