PRJ Latest News

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  

PREA Audit 2023

October 25, 2023

Piedmont Regional Jail will be audited to determine compliance with the U.S. Department of Justice’s PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails. The PREA Auditor will be at the facility to conduct the Audit December 5th through the 7th, 2023. AB Management & Consulting LLC, PREA Auditor Mr. Alton Baskerville, Certified PREA Auditor will be conducting […]

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 […]

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) […]

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. […]

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.