Bakersfield Jail is a prison facility located in the city of Bakersfield, serving Kern County and surrounding areas. Bakersfield Jail is one of several minimum prisons in the State. The address of record for Bakersfield Jail is 1601 Truxtun Ave. This is located in Bakersfield, CA, 93301-5109, a city in Kern. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Prisons in CA like Bakersfield Jail can often make it difficult and costly for inmates to call the outside. Some prisons charge over $10 a minute to make a long distance phone call. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that will ring your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.us provides this service and you can reach them at inmate calls
. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards
. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in CA. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
Bakersfield Jail is a Police Department Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
Bakersfield Jail is in the PST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Bakersfield Jail is Chief Lyle Martin. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Bakersfield Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.