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
Piedmont Regional Jail Authority held its second Graduation Ceremony of its evidence-based re-entry program Successful Living on December 12, 2022. 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 …
On December 15, 2022, Deputy Secretary Cleary (Public Safety and Homeland Security) and Special Assistant Jake Petzold tours Piedmont Regional Jail. Secretary Clary and Special Assistant Petzold were very appreciative and commended staff for the work they do each and every day. Pictured are (Left front) Chairwoman Tracey Gee, Superintendent Jerry Townsend, Special Assistant Petzold, …
On Thursday, December 8, 2022 Piedmont Regional Jail Authority held 3rd quarter employee recognition. Officer Edward Chappell was recognized for his perfect attendance and as Employee of the Quarter. Officer Elwood Green was given the Jerry R. Townsend Merit Award for his heroic actions and dedication in the line of duty.
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