Piedmont regional jail facility overview

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.


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.

News & Press Releases

PRJA Personnel Committee Meeting

August 15, 2022

The Personnel Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 17th at noon in Superintendent Townsend’s office.

PRJA Board Personnel Committee Meeting

July 25, 2022

The PRJA Board Personnel Committee meeting had to be rescheduled and will now take place on Monday, August 15th, at 10AM in the Prince Edward County Courthouse.

PRJ Celebrates National Correctional Officer and Employee Appreciation Week

April 22, 2022

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced the first week in May as National Correctional Officer and Employee Appreciation Week. The President may have been motivated by a variety of things, but the fact that jailers and corrections officers have one of the highest rates of occupational injuries and sickness may have something to do with …

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Family & Friends of Offenders

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