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


Superintendent Jerry R. Townsend

Board Chair - Tracy Gee

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

PRJA Finance Committee Meeting

May 31, 2023

The Piedmont Regional Jail Authority finance committee will meet digitally on Zoom at 11:00 AM, June 2nd, 2023. Please use the link below if you’d like to sit in on the meeting.

PRJA offers VA Driver’s Education class to offenders

April 18, 2023

Piedmont Regional Jail provides those offenders without a valid Driver’s License an opportunity to better prepare themselves for return to his/her community. The driver’s education classes are being facilitated by Mr. Eric Paul of Transition Solutions Enterprise located in Blackstone, Virginia. Mr. Paul began classes March 3, 2023 for both male and female offenders. Mr. …

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PRJA Staff attend 2023 VARJ Conference

April 11, 2023

Piedmont Regional Jail Authority staff attended the Annual VARJ conference in Virginia Beach. Major Royal Eanes and Major Lanay Walker taught a class called “The Fundamentals of Leadership”. Lieutenant Danielle Vaughan-Byrd facilitated classes as a member of the Training Committee.  

Family & Friends of Offenders

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