Kern County Jails
Kern County jails are run by the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. When someone is arrested and taken into custody in the Kern County area, they will be taken to the nearest police station/jail for booking and processing. Once complete, bail will be set for those who are eligible and bonds can be posted.
If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody anywhere in Kern County, we can help. Whether you need assistance navigating the Kern County Jail system or you want to get the bail bond application started right away, a licensed, professional bail bondsman is available 24/7 to help you out at 855-414-2245.
Central Receiving / Kern County Sheriff’s Department
1415 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
This is the facility where inmates are taken who are arrested in the Bakersfield area. Typically, inmates are held here that are awaiting release either via bail bond or their first court appearance. If an individual is to remain in custody after their first court date, they are usually transferred to the Lerdo Facility.
Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility
17695 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
The Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility is a higher security jail than central receiving and houses inmates awaiting their court appearance. Many defendants housed at the Lerdo Facility are eligible for bail.
Lerdo Minimum Security Facility
17635 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
This facility houses both men and women and is used for inmates who do not require a higher security facility.
Lerdo Max-Med Facility
17645 Industrial Farm RoadBakersfield, CA 93308
The Lerdo Max-Med facility is used on an “as needed” basis to house overflow from the other Lerdo Facilities. It houses pre-trial inmates, some of whom will be eligible for bail.
1771 Highway 58
Mojave, CA 93501
The Mojave Substation is an extremely small facility used to house arrestees in the Mojave area. If/when this jail fills up, arrestees will be taken to the Bakersfield jail.
128 E. Coso
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Like the Mojave Substation, the Ridgecrest Substation Jail is used to house inmates who have been arrested in Mojave. When the Ridgecrest Substation is full, overflow is taken to the Bakersfield Jail.
If you require additional information on Kern County Jails, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call. Our consultations are always free of charge and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We can be reached at 855-414-2245 any time of day or night.