Central Receiving Facility
  Location/Directions and Contact Information
  General Information
  Facility Rules
  Visiting Rules and Hours
Location/Directions and Contact Information
     Kern County Sheriff´s Office
     1415 Truxtun Ave
     Bakersfield, CA 93301
     (661) 868-6850
Location Map To Central Receiving Facility
Parking Directions: Enter off L Street, south of Truxtun. On the weekends the public may park in the employee parking just south of the facility. During the week you must find a public parking spot near the Central Receiving Facility. Some of these areas have time limits and are monitored and tickets will be issued if you go over the time limits.
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General Information
The Central Receiving Facility is the facility where inmates are received. Inmates are generally held in this facility pending their release or first Court appearance. If the inmate will be in custody past their first Court appearance, the inmate is generally transferred to one of the Facilities at the Lerdo Complex.
At the Central Receiving Facility, the general public may:
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1. Q: How can I send a letter?
A: Address correspondence as follows:
        Inmate's Name and Booking Number
        Kern County Sheriff's Department - Jail
        PO Box 2208
        Bakersfield, CA 93303-2208
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
4. Q: How many visitors are allowed at each visit?
A: One adult and two children OR two adults and one child. A child is anyone under the age of 18.
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Facility Rules      (EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2008)
1. Receiving Money:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm ONLY!
Cash, money orders and cashier’s checks sent via U.S. Mail or brought into the Central Receiving 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:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm ONLY!
  • 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.
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Visiting Rules and Hours
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 Central Receiving 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 reset each Monday.
3. Number of visits allowed:
  • All inmates are allowed a maximum of two (2) thirty-minute visits per week
NOTHING is allowed in the visiting area (purse, stroller, phones, etc.) except photo ID, 1 baby bottle, 1 baby diaper, keys. All other items should be left in your vehicle; there is no safe storage area available for prohibited items.
Hours/Schedule:      EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
Eligible Inmates Day of Week Time of Day
Last Name:  A - M Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Last Name:  N - Z Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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