Jails & Prisons in Kern County, California

There are 27 Jails & Prisons in Kern County, California, serving a population of 878,744 people in an area of 8,130 square miles. There is 1 Jail & Prison per 32,546 people, and 1 Jail & Prison per 301 square miles.

In California, Kern County is ranked 28th of 58 counties in Jails & Prisons per capita, and 28th of 58 counties in Jails & Prisons per square mile.

List of Kern County Jails & Prisons

Find Kern County, California jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries.

California City Correctional Center (Cac) 22844 Virginia Boulevard California, CA

California Correctional Institution (Cci) 24900 California 202 Tehachapi, CA

Camp Erwin Owen 14401 Sierra Way Kernville, CA

Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility 254 Taylor Avenue McFarland, CA

Ci Taft Camp 1500 Cadet Road Taft, CA

Delano Modified Community Correctional Facility 2727 West Industry Road Delano, CA

Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility 611 Frontage Road McFarland, CA

James G Bowles Juvenile Hall 1831 Ridge Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Central Receiving Facility 1415 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Juvenile Crossroads Facility 17824 Quality Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Juvenile Hall 1831 Ridge Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Lerdo Max-Med Security Facility 17645 Industrial Farm Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Lerdo Maximum-Medium Facility 17645 Industrial Farm Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Lerdo Minimum Facility 17635 Industrial Farm Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility 17695 Industrial Farm Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Sheriff-Jail 1415 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA

Kern County Work Release Center 17645 Industrial Farm Road Bakersfield, CA

Kern Valley State Prison (Kvsp) 3000 West Cecil Avenue Delano, CA

Larry J Rhoades Kern Crossroads Facility 17824 Quality Road Bakersfield, CA

Mcfarland Female Community Reentry Facility 120 Taylor Avenue McFarland, CA

Mesa Verde Detention Facility 425 Golden State Avenue Bakersfield, CA

Mojave Substation Jail 1771 State Highway 58 Mojave, CA

North Kern State Prison (Nksp) 2737 West Cecil Avenue Delano, CA

Ridgecrest Jail 128 East Coso Avenue Ridgecrest, CA

Shafter Modified Community Correctional Facility 1150 East Ash Avenue Shafter, CA

Taft Modified Community Correctional Facility 330 Commerce Way Taft, CA

Wasco State Prison (Wsp) 701 Scofield Avenue Wasco, CA

About Kern County Jails & Prisons

A Kern County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Kern County, CA where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Kern County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Kern County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Kern County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Kern County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates

Kern County Jail and Prison Statistics

Find Kern County Jail Admissions By Race, Pretrial Jail Population, Jail Held Inmates, Prison Admissions, and Prison Population By Race. Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics; National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program, Prisoners In 2015.

Kern County Jail Admissions
Total Jail Admissions35,093
Total Jail Population2,321
Female Jail Population334
Male Jail Population1,751
Kern County Jail Admissions By Race
Asian Jail Population49
Black Jail Population331
Latino Jail Population941
Native Jail Population8
White Jail Population738
Kern County Pretrial Jail Population
Pretrial Jail Population1,304
Female Pretrial Jail Population188
Male Pretrial Jail Population1,495
Kern County Jail Held Inmates
Jail Population Held for State Prison655
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison51
Jail Population Held for State Jail214
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail9
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies145
Jail Population Held for ICE-
Kern County Prison Admissions
Total Prison Admissions1,383
Female Prison Admissions86
Male Prison Admissions1,297
Asian Prison Admissions6
Black Prison Admissions234
Latino Prison Admissions733
Native Prison Admissions-
White Prison Admissions397
Other Prison Admissions13
Kern County Prison Population
Total Prison Population3,558
Female Prison Population149
Male Prison Population3,409
Kern County Prison Population By Race
Asian Prison Population12
Black Prison Population774
Latino Prison Population1,738
Native Prison Population15
White Prison Population977
Other Prison Population42