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Kern County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 12, 2021
Address
1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
County
Kern
Phone
661-391-7577
Fax
661-391-7515
Email
sheriff@kernsheriff.com

Kern County Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced to at least twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Kern County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 661-391-7577

The Kern County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1350 Norris Road 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.

For specific information, click below:

Inmate Locator

Kern County Jail 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 Jail 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 661-391-7577.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Kern County Jail - Visitation at 1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 661-391-7577 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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