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> Detentions

The Kern County Sheriff's Office, Detentions Bureau has an average daily inmate population of approximately 2,500 inmates. We receive approximately 40,000 new arrests a year. The Detention Bureau's primary Inmate Reception Center is the Central Receiving Facility. In addition the Bureau operates two smaller receiving centers in eastern Kern County, and the Lerdo Detention Complex just North of Bakersfield.

 

Detentions Bureau 
Chief Deputy
Shelly Castaneda
Castaneda@KernSheriff.com

Contact Information

Main Number

(661) 391-7500

Work Release Program

(661) 391-7990

Support Services

(661) 391-7800

Detention Facilities (Jails and Prisons)

Central Receiving Facility

The primary facility for receiving inmates arrested in the Bakersfield area. (661) 868-6850

Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility

Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds inmates of higher security levels. (661) 391-7900

Lerdo Minimum Security Facility

Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds inmates of lower security levels. (661) 391-7800

Lerdo Max/Med Security Facility

Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds Federal & State Contract inmates. (661) 391-7856

Mojave Jail

Used to receive inmates arrested in the Mojave area.  Inmates are held here pending release or transfer into Bakersfield. (661) 824-7147

Ridgecrest Jail

Used to receive inmates arrested in the Ridgecrest area.  Inmates are held here pending release or transfer into Bakersfield. (760) 384-5855