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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Satellite View of Kern County Central Receiving Facility

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When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Kern County Central Receiving Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Kern Co Central Receiving is a 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, Bakersfield Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for California here.

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 . 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

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in California. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Kern County Central Receiving Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

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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