Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) – Farmville, VA

Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is located in Piedmont Regional Area, VA and is the main jail for that region. Do you know someone locked up in Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)? This page tells you all about everything you might need to know about Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ),such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)
801 Industrial Road
Farmville, VA 23901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (434) 392-1601
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) you should click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our Virginia county jail guide: List of all jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) prisoners are on the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) website, or you can see them in person at the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ). When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ). If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (434) 392-1601

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) is:

Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)
801 Industrial Road
Farmville, VA 23901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)
801 Industrial Road
Farmville, VA 23901


The mail policy at Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Piedmont Regional Area

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Piedmont Regional Area court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You are able to access your court case records via the Piedmont Regional Area website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just query the Piedmont Regional Area jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Piedmont Regional Area jail website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Piedmont Regional Area Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Piedmont Regional Area,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Piedmont Regional Area jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ), your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) inmates changes, so double check the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ), overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ).
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ)

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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