Bakersfield is home to the Bakersfield Jail. This prison facility holds inmates sentenced in Bakersfield and Kern County Courts and courts of other cities in the Kern County area areas. When CA residents are sentenced to a minimum prison, they are often sent to Bakersfield Jail. In order to visit inmates at Bakersfield Jail, you'll be traveling to Bakersfield, CA, 93301-5109 in Kern. The address of this facility is listed as 1601 Truxtun Ave. But it's important that you verify that your inmate is at this location before making travel arrangements.
Calling inmates can be costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute for long-distance calls. To avoid these fees, set up a local phone number that rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. GlobalTel.com can provide local numbers that won't have to pay any extra for long distance. You can reach them at inmate calls
. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards
. Once you get set up with call service and can communicate with your inmate, it will be easier to start making plans for visitation. CA has many types of prison facility. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries will each have their own rules and times for visitation and even rules for sending and receiving inmate mail
Bakersfield Jail is a Police Department Jail facility. It can be helpful to understand the type of facility because this will largely determine how inmates at Bakersfield Jail will be treated. Prison is expensive. Even public prison facilities appear to be operating like for-profit prisons these days. Long distance phone calls are a favorite way for jails to make money. Charging inmates for everything from soap to toothpaste is another. Even sending your inmate money to buy these things will come with an added fee. The first thing to do is set up an economical line of communication as suggested above. Then you can communicate with the inmate to discuss a reasonable budget and how the family can work together to pay and keep it.
Bakersfield Jail is located in the PST time zone. Ensure your call times match the correct time in your inmate's location. The current Bakersfield Jail warden is Chief Lyle Martin. You can often talk directly with them at a smaller facility or write and email them at a larger one. This will naturally depend on the size and type of your prison facility. Prison families can do a lot to help each other and their inmates in Bakersfield Jail by sharing information about this facility with other families. We make that easy. Take a moment to share your experiences at Bakersfield Jail. Everything from suggestions about the best places to stay to the most helpful local organizations can be valuable to others.