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Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado's laws […]

A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, "at-home," visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service. How it Works To be able […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

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+ Kern County Law Breakers

The Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Bakersfield, Kern County, California, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Kern County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the California Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Kern County, California are: Kern County Central Receiving Facility , Kern County Lerdo Maximum-Medium Security Facility , Kern County Lerdo Minimum Security Facility, Kern County Work Release Center, Mojave Jail, Ridgecrest Jail. In addition, Kern County houses the following juvenile facilities: Kern County Juvenile Camp Erwin Owen, Kern County Juvenile Crossroads Facility, Kern County Juvenile Furlough T.R., Kern County Juvenile Hall, Kern County Juvenile Pathways Academy.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Kern County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Kern County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility Inmate Search

Kern County Jail & Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Kern 1232
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Kern County Jail & Detention Center
Bakersfield, CA 93308
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's first and last name and booking ID #
c/o Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility
17695 Industrial Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
 

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

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Comments 15

  1. Carl Gebert Mon, Jun 06 2011 3:44 PM

    How do I order a care package (gift package) for an inmate at Lerdo?

  2. jg Thu, Jun 09 2011 10:42 AM

    Carl u need to go to www.kerncountypackages.com that is how I did it.

  3. LINDA F BYRD Tue, Jul 17 2012 10:12 PM

    HOW DO I ORDER A CARE PACKAGE (GIFT PACKAGE) FOR AN INMATE AT LERDO.

  4. Karen Fri, Dec 28 2012 3:07 PM

    As of the moment, the website to order care packages is down

  5. Misty Sun, Apr 21 2013 2:43 PM

    Can someone tell me why lerdo is on lock down right now?

  6. None Fri, May 10 2013 6:16 PM

    About how many days will I have to do outta 60 days. 2nd DUI and no victim. Misdemeanor

  7. olga Davidson Thu, Jun 06 2013 1:08 PM

    How to I purchase a package for an inmate on the womens farm side at Lerdo, Bakersfild, Calif.

  8. meme Sat, Jun 08 2013 1:25 PM

    I have a warrant for welfare fraud or was a miss understanding will I stay in jail when I turn myself in Monday or will they sight an release me.

  9. kell Tue, Jul 23 2013 11:47 AM

    Meme what happened?

  10. to Carl Gebert Tue, Jul 30 2013 2:09 AM

    www.accesscatalog.com

  11. OFELIA Mon, Dec 02 2013 7:53 PM

    HOW CAN I ORDER A CARE PACKAGE FOR AN INMATE AT LERDO DETENTION FACILITY?

  12. Jason Sun, May 11 2014 2:00 PM

    My fiancé went into lerdo mentally ok she came out mentally I'll it took her a month to stop running away from home she would look all around her like some one was going to get her she told me she was sexually assaulted by a lerdo chaplain thiseas the worst thing to find out she was forced to have oral sex and he touched her breast she was abused in lerdo I bailed her out for 100000 grand just to have her go back there waiting to go to prison on a three year sentence I have no faith in lerdo detention center it made the women I love a different person I got a call from her she told me she was affaid I hope someone stands up and tell someone about this sexual predtador

  13. Dee Sat, Aug 30 2014 12:32 PM

    Why does N inmate get switched from minimum facility to pre trial

  14. Maite Mon, Nov 02 2015 8:02 PM

    How much is the salary of officers here? I need to know because I am doing a school project.

  15. Maite Mon, Nov 02 2015 8:03 PM

    How much is the salary of officers here? I need to know because I am doing a school project.

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