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Kern County Central Receiving Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: July 04, 2022
1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93303-2208

Kern Co Central Receiving is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Kern County Central Receiving Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 661-868-6850

The Kern County Central Receiving Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 1415 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA which is operated locally by the Kern County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Kern County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Bakersfield Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Central Receiving Facility is the facility where inmates are received. Inmates are generally held in this facility pending their release or first Court appearance. If the inmate will be in custody past their first Court appearance, the inmate is generally transferred to one of the Facilities at the Lerdo Complex.

Kern County Central Receiving Facility Rules

1. Receiving Money: The jail facilities no longer accept money (money orders, cashier's checks, cash, etc.) at the window or through the mail. You may deposit money to the inmate's account via one of the following ways:

  • Mail money orders to the TouchPay lockbox at the below address using the following form:
    P.O. Box 3182
    Coppell, TX 75019
  • Online at www.touchpaydirect.com . Please use facility code 293301 when leaving money on-line.
  • By phone at 1-866-232-1899. Please use facility code 293301 when leaving money over the phone.
  • By the lobby kiosk located at:
    CRF, 2nd floor - 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301
    Work Release - 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301
    Lerdo Facility - Max-Med - 17645 Industrial Farm Rd., Bakersfield CA 93308

2. Releasing Inmate Money and/or Property: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm ONLY!

  • Inmates may release their money and property to any out of custody person, if the person possesses a U.S. government or U.S. State government issued picture identification.
  • Money or personal property may be released completely or partially at any time of the day or night with the inmate’s approval. The shift supervisor may postpone a release if the release will interfere with court pulls, meal passes or sick call.

3. Mail Rules - Rules for mail coming into the facility are as follows:

  • All mail is inspected for contraband when it is received.
  • No photographs, pictures or photocopies of photos will be accepted.
  • Books and magazines will only be permitted if they are sent to the inmate directly from the publisher.
  • The inmate is not allowed to receive any unused envelopes, stamps, or paper in the mail.
  • Letters and envelopes must be free from any white out, lipstick marks, address labels, or stickers of any kind. No large cards, musical cards, cards with glitter or other items attached will be allowed.
  • Money orders, cashier's checks, personal checks, cash, etc., sent to an inmate through the mail are no longer accepted and will be returned to the sender.

Inmate Locator

Kern County Central Receiving Facility publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in California. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Kern County Central Receiving Facility and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 661-868-6850.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Kern County Central Receiving Facility - Visiting Rules and Hours

Visits are recorded and may be monitored for the safety and security of the facility.


1. Proper identification is required of all visitors to the Central Receiving Facility. Acceptable identification:

  • Valid non-expired Driver’s license with photo from any State
  • Identification with photo from any State
  • Any other County or State identification with a photo
  • Any U.S. Government-issued photo identification
  • Photo passport

2. The visiting week will reset each Monday.

3. Number of visits allowed:

  • All inmates are allowed a maximum of two (2) thirty-minute visits per week
  • Inmate Laborers are allowed a maximum of three (3) thirty-minute visits per week

NOTHING is allowed in the visiting area (purse, stroller, phones, etc) except photo ID, (1) baby bottle, (1) baby diaper, keys. All other items should be left in your vehicle, there is no safe storage area available for prohibited items.


Elegible Inmates Days of Week Time of Day Last Name A - M Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last Name N - Z Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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