The Kern County Jail is located in Bakersfield, California at 1415 Truxtun Avenue 93301. The jail staff can be reached by calling (661) 391-7500.If you are looking to post bail for an inmate at Kern County Jail fill out the form at the top of this page.
About the Kern County Jail
The Kern County Jail is operated by the oldest law enforcement agency in California, the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The County Jail is considered the Central Receiving Facility for inmates being incarcerated in Kern County California. This Facility processes hundreds of inmates per day who are entering the prison or being transferred to another state facility. Inmates who are held at the Kern County Jail are generally waiting for their first court appearance or pending release. After appearing in court most inmates will be transferred to a long-term Kern County detention facility in the surrounding area. If you need to search for an inmate in the Kern County Jail you can use the inmate locator at http://www.kernsheriff.com/misc/inmatesearch/Pages/default.aspx.
Bail Bond Services
If bail bond services are required to secure your release, you can find several bond companies in the local area who can assist you with the procedure. Some widely used bail bond companies in the area include:
At the Kern County Jail the general public is allowed to visit inmates according to jail restrictions, leave money for inmates, and pick up money and property for inmates who are being transferred to long-term facilities. All inmates at the facility are allowed two 30 minute visits per week. All visitors will be required to present proper identification. Visiting hours are open only on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Money can be deposited for inmates in person or by mail, and are accepted as cash, money order or cashier's check. Once payments are accepted they will be immediately placed in the inmates commissary account. Personal checks cannot be accepted and will be returned to the sender. For more information on the Kern County Jail policies contact them at (661) 391-7500.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Kern has a total population of 807,407. The population has increased by 145,758 (22%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 99.3 and covers 8,132 square miles.
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Residents of Kern experienced 24,322 crimes in 2011. The #1 crime was arson with 282 crimes. The #2 unlawful act was theft with 5,378 crimes. The #3 infraction was vehicle theft with 1,519 circumstances. The #4 criminality was burglary with 3,301 reports. The #5 lawless act was property crime with 10,198 crimes. The #6 unlawful act was assault with 1,334 reports. The #7 unlawful act was robbery with 358 instances. The #8 lawless act was rape with 108 circumstances. The #9 infraction was murder with 22 violations. The #10 crime was violent crime with 1,822 occurrences.