I believe you are speaking of a split receptacle where half of it can be turned on and off by a switch and the other half is always on. red wire signifies the switch controlled half. it is so you can turn a lamp off and on with a switch.
you just use a regular receptacle and break a tab on the side to split it.
It is not supplied by two breakers, you can tell by there being only one white inside coming from the single black, red, white, ground wire. then possible you might have other wires in there supplying power to other receptacle