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Kern County Work Release Center
17645 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center, call the jail at 661-391-7989 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Kern County Work Release Center.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Kern County Work Release Center

The Kern County Work Release Center, located in the city of Bakersfield, in Kern County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 10000 Bookings, with a daily average of 500 Inmates and a staff of 125.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Kern County Work Release Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Kern County Work Release Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Kern County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Kern County Work Release Center also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Kern County Work Release Center

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Kern County Work Release Center, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Kern County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Kern County Work Release Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Kern County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Kern County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Kern County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Kern County Work Release Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Kern County Work Release Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Kern County Work Release Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Kern County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Kern County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Kern County Work Release Center follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Kern County Work Release Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Kern County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Kern County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Kern County Work Release Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Kern County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Kern County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Kern County Work Release Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Kern County Work Release Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Kern County Work Release Center.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Kern County Work Release Center General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Kern County Work Release Center?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 661-391-7989.

Kern County Work Release Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Kern 500


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

17645 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name and booking ID #
c/o Kern County Work Release Center
17645 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Kern County Work Release Center in California?
There are 500 inmates in the Kern County Work Release Center in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Kern County Work Release Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Kern County Work Release Center in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 10000 offenders were booked into the Kern County Work Release Center in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center.

How many people work at the Kern County Work Release Center in California?
The Kern County Work Release Center maintains a staff of approximately 125. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Kern County Work Release Center in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Kern County Work Release Center in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Kern County Work Release Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 661-391-7989 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Kern County Work Release Center in California?
The Kern County Work Release Center address and phone number is: 17645 Industrial Farm Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308. Their phone number is 661-391-7989. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Kern County Work Release Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Kern County Work Release Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Kern County Work Release Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Kern County Work Release Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Kern County Work Release Center?
Call 661-391-7989 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Kern County Work Release Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Kern County Work Release Center.

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