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


VICE Board Chair - Douglas P. Stanley

Douglas P. Stanley

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 Authority Board Finance Committee Meeting

February 22, 2024

The PRJ Authority Board Finance Committee will conduct a meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10AM.  Those individuals interested in joining as a guest must contact the Jail to gain access credentials for the meeting. Call 434-392-1601 or email

Finance Committee Meeting

February 12, 2024

There will be a meeting of the PRJA finance committee immediately following the PRJA board meeting on February 21, 2024 in the conference Center at the jail.

PRJA Finance Committee Meeting

January 12, 2024

Private: PRJA Finance Committee Meeting January 12, 2024 The Piedmont Regional Jail Authority finance committee will meet digitally on Zoom at 2:00 PM, January 16, 2024. All are welcome. Please contact Major Walker for meeting login information. 434-392-1601 or  

Family & Friends of Offenders

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