Soaring to achieve excellence through teamwork!


Piedmont Regional Jail employees shall ensure offenders are treated in a humane and respectful manner at all times while modeling positive behaviors. We shall maintain a safe, secure, sanitary and healthy environment. Provide opportunities for staff personal and professional growth. Offenders will be encouraged to participate in evidence-based programs, educational classes and reentry services that will aid in the reduction of recidivism. Piedmont Regional Jail shall comply with Board of Corrections Standards, local, state and federal laws while ensuring fiscal responsibility.


Piedmont Regional Jail will strive to become the trendsetter in innovation by implementing new initiatives in jail operations. We will ensure all voices are heard in the decision-making process. Provide programs for offenders that are based on research proven to produce positive outcomes. Piedmont Regional Jail shall be a workplace where all employees feel safe and supported while fostering teamwork which will create a rewarding environment for all.

Superintendent Jerry R. Townsend



Board Chair - Tracy Gee


Get to Know Piedmont Regional Jail

Welcome to the website of Piedmont Regional Jail. The Piedmont Regional Jail is a minimum- to high-security facility located in Farmville, Virginia serving Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward counties.

We have designed this site to make it easy for you to find the information you need. Our navigation menu makes it simple to find information including visitor information, jail policies, offender lookup, employment information, latest news and more.

Our facility is dedicated to providing safety, security, and order for offenders, visitors, and staff. It is our privilege and honor to provide our community with these services. If you have questions, contact us at (434) 392-1601.

News & Press Releases

PRJ held Employee Appreciation Picnic!

July 11, 2023

June 29 and June 30, 2023, Piedmont Regional Jail held their annual Employee Appreciation Picnic!  

PRJA has 3 new graduates!

June 22, 2023

On June 20, 2023, Superintendent Jerry Townsend and Training Sergeant C. Scott traveled to the Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy to attend the graduation of Officer J. Wilson from the Basic Jailor Academy #107! On June 21, 2023, Major R. Eanes, Captain S. Wade and Training Sergeant C. Scott traveled to the Central Virginia Criminal …

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PRJ holds 3rd Successful Living Graduation!

June 13, 2023

Piedmont Regional Jail Authority held it’s third Graduation Ceremony of the evidence-based re-entry program Successful Living on April 21, 2023. In partnership with Crossroads Community Service Board, the 12-week evidence-based re-entry program helps male and female offenders to learn strategies to overcome barriers that lead to substance abuse and managing triggers. The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) …

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Family & Friends of Offenders

Learn about visitations, how to communicate, and how you can support your loved one.