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> Detentions > Lerdo > Max/Med Security

Location/Directions and Contact Information:

    Maximum-Medium Facility
    17645 Industrial Farm Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 391-2064


General Information:

The Maximum-Medium Facility is the second oldest jail in the Kern County Sheriff’s Office jail system.  This facility has a capacity for 374 inmates and generally holds pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates. 
At the Maximum-Medium Facility, the general public may:
• Visit inmates as permitted in the Visiting Hours and Rules
• Leave money for inmates - for details, see Facility Rules
• Pick up money and/or property of inmates - for details, see Facility Rules



     1.  Q:  How can I send a letter?
          A:  Address correspondence as follows:

                   Inmate's Name and Booking Number
                   Maximum-Medium Facility
                   17645 Industrial Farm Road
                   Bakersfield, CA 93308-

     2.  Q:  What are the mail rules?
          A:  See the Facility Rules

     3.  Q:  What are the visiting guidelines and times?
          A:  See the Visiting Rules and Hours


Facility Rules:

1. Receiving Money:
  • Cash, money orders and cashier’s checks sent via U.S. Mail or brought into the Maximum-Medium Facility for an inmate will be accepted in any amount and placed on the inmate’s commissary account. 

2. Releasing Inmate Money and/or Property:
  • 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.
  • Money orders and cashier’s checks may be sent to an inmate through the mail and will be added to the inmate’s commissary account. Please include the inmate’s booking number on the money order or cashier’s check.
  • Personal checks are not acceptable and will be returned to the sender.
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.

Visiting Hours and Rules:

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 Maximum-Medium 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 begin on Sunday and end on Saturday.
3. Number of visits allowed per week:
  • All inmates are allowed two (2) thirty-minute visits.

4. No more than two adults and two children will be allowed to visit at one time.

5. All visitors eighteen (18) years and older must complete a visit request form.  A guardian with proper identification must accompany visitors under the age of eighteen (18)

NOTHING is allowed in the visiting area (purse, stroller, phones, etc) except photo ID, (1) baby bottle, (1) baby diaper and keys. All other items should be left in your vehicle, there is no storage area available for prohibited items.


Eligible Inmates

Day of Week

Time of Day

Last Name A - F

Tuesday and Friday

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Last Name G - M

Wednesday and Saturday

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Last Name N - Z

Thursday and Sunday

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.