Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: August 14, 2023
17695 Industrial Farm Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Kern Co Lerdo Pre-Trial is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Satellite View of Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility

You can support your loved ones at Kern Co Lerdo Pre-Trial on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 661-391-7900.

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 Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Kern Co Lerdo Pre-Trial is a detention center located at 17695 Industrial Farm Rd 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 Pre-Trial Facility has a maximum capacity of 1,232 inmates (male and female offenders) making it the largest detention facility operated by Kern County. Pre-Trial is adjacent to the Lerdo Minimum Facility and the Lerdo Max-Med Security Facility both on Industrial Farm Rd. In addition to providing housing for county inmates, the Sheriff's Office is in contract with other State and Federal agencies to house their inmates. These inmates are predominantly housed at the Pre-Trial facility.

The facility has medical staff on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, the psychiatric staff is available 7 days a week from 7 am to 5 pm.

Correspondence may be made via the US Postal Service. Before it is accepted, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Please include the inmate's booking number on the envelope.
  • Mail must be plain. Only the letter and the envelope.
  • The Facilities no longer accept money (money orders, cashier's checks, cash, etc.) at the window or through the mail. You can send money thru TouchPay system. Please see Money (below) for more information.
  • C.O.D. or "Postage Due" mail will not be accepted.
  • No sexually explicit material.
  • No stickers.
  • No tape.
  • No photographs.
  • No photocopies.
  • No blank paper.
  • No stamps.
  • No blank greeting cards.
  • No musical greeting cards.
  • No personal checks.
  • No lipstick on envelope or letter.
  • No hair.
  • No perfume.
  • No foreign substances.
  • No address labels.
  • Appropriate books and periodicals may be sent through the mail "ONLY" if they come directly from the publisher, Barnes And, or (Limit 2 Books Per Shipment)

Inmate Funds - The 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 TouchPay P.O. Box 660587 Dallas, TX 75266-0587
  • Online at
  • By phone at 1-866-232-1899
  • By the lobby kiosk located at:
  • CRF: 1450 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301
  • Work Release: 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301
  • Max-Med: 17645 Industrial Farm Rd., Bakersfield CA 93308
  • All money sent to the Facility will be placed in the inmate's personal property bag.

Inmates may NOT receive photos

We do not accept messages for inmates. If you need to contact an inmate, please send your message via the U.S. Postal Service If it is an emergency, you may contact the facility Chaplin at 661-391-7881.

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 Lerdo Pre-Trial 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 Lerdo Pre-Trial - Visiting Dates and Times

Visiting - No visiting on Monday

  • A thru F Tuesday & Friday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • G thru M Wednesday & Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • N thru Z Thursday & Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Property Releases Sunday - Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
The money will be accepted during visiting times.

Visiting - No visiting on Monday

  • A thru F Tuesday & Friday
  • G thru M Wednesday & Saturday
  • N thru Z Thursday & Sunday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Property Releases Sunday - Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Money will be accepted during visiting times.

Visiting Rules - Visits are recorded and may be monitored for the safety and security of the facility. When driving to the Lerdo Complex, please be prepared to show your driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. This will speed up your entry into the complex.

Visitors 18 years old and older "WILL" be required to present valid government identification. These include:
• Any U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification.
• Valid passports with photo.
• Expired ID's including ID's with holes will not be accepted.
• Visitors under the age of 18 "MUST" be accompanied by a parent or legal, adult guardian.
• Inmates are allowed 2 thirty minute visits per week.
• A visit may include 1 adult with 3 children, or 2 adults with 2 children for a total of 4 visitors. Never more than 2 adults per visit.
• You will only be allowed to take your keys and identification with you to visit. All other items (purse, cell phone, camera, stroller, tobacco, etc.) must be left in your vehicle. There is no storage area available for prohibited items.
• If you have a baby you will be allowed to take 1 diaper, 1 bottle, and 1 plain blanket with you to visit.
• Minors must be under adult supervision at all times. Children will not be allowed to stand on or jump from benches. Repeated warnings to control unruly children will result in termination of your visit.
Dress Code

All visitors, including children will adhere to the Facility Dress Code. NO exceptions.
1. There will be no see-thru tops allowed.
2. No clothing with personal pictures on them.
3. No spaghetti strap/halter tops are permitted.
4. Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
5. Stomach and back must be covered.
6. Bra straps cannot be showing.
7. No cleavage.

Visiting by Ex-Felon - All persons requesting visiting privileges at Pre Trial, who have been previously confined in a State or Federal Prison, must obtain written permission from the facility Lieutenant or his designee, prior to being granted access. If approval is granted, you must have it in your possession while at the Lerdo Complex.

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