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Taft Community Correctional Facility Inmate Search

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California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

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California Kern

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330 Commerce Way
Taft, CA, 93268

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330 Commerce Way
Taft, CA, 93268
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  1. JESSICA Tue, Jan 04 2011 10:07 PM

    HI I WAS WONDERING HOW TO GET A INMATES BOOKING NUMBER SO I CAN WRITE HIM...

  2. Kathy Mon, Mar 14 2011 11:03 AM

    Just found out that my husband is here. Global Tel Link said I have to set up a separate account for this prison but will take 5 bus days. Then this facility said that I have to do another Visitor Evaluation request even though I sent one to Delano 3 months ago. Just getting a little frustrated. Are there any other obsticales I will have to face. Thanks for your input.

  3. Michelle Sun, May 01 2011 10:33 PM

    The phone system is horrible!!! It disconnects our calls all the time, even though I have removed all other features....good luck with that. The minimum you can put on is $25, plus a $7 fee-so roughly $30 for about 2.5 calls of 30 minutes. It only took 2 weeks for my clearance. It should go by quick.... Make sure on your visit you take lots of change (if you're staying most of the day)...it needs to be in a clear bag (coin purse or baggie). Those were my two main frustrations as well, but in the end it works out :). Enjoy your visit and God bless!

  4. Marge Thu, Jul 07 2011 4:46 PM

    I am trying to get the release date of my son housed at Taft State prison. Does any one know how I can get this information? I called however was told this imformation is not given out. i would like to be there to pick him up. Can anyone help?

  5. frances Hobaugh Mon, Sep 12 2011 6:10 AM

    We want to visit a friend there but they are asking me to mail all my personal imformation, like ss. pasport number and more how secure is this po box, what is the reason we are being scrutinaze for a simple 1/2 an hour visit.

  6. FRIEND Mon, Apr 30 2012 2:44 AM

    NEED TO FIND INMATE. JESUS HUMBERTO QUINONEZ AISPURO. PLEASE ANY INFORMATION.

  7. Nancy Wed, Oct 03 2012 6:30 PM

    Does anyone know what it is like at TAFT Correctional Institution (unit A/A). My brother is currently at this institution. I am just trying to find out any info I can about the prison. I am in Canada so it difficult to go visit him. If anyone could give me some info, it would be much appreciated. Thank you so much, in advance.

  8. Eileen Fri, May 15 2015 7:02 PM

    How are you supposed to find out when your loved one will be out when the lawyer you paid so much money to will not even find out for you how long he is supposed to be there ! California prison system SUCKS.

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