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Detentions

Kern County Sheriff's Office
Chief Castaneda

Chief Deputy Shelly Castaneda

(Detentions Bureau )
castaneda@KernSheriff.com

The Kern County Sheriff's Office, Detentions Bureau has an average daily inmate population of approximately 2,500 inmates. We receive approximately 40,000 new arrests a year. The Detention Bureau's primary Inmate Reception Center is the Central Receiving Facility. In addition the Bureau operates two smaller receiving centers in eastern Kern County, and the Lerdo Detention Complex just North of Bakersfield.

Contact Information
Main Number (661) 391-7500
Work Release Program (661) 391-7990
Support Services (661) 391-7800
Support Services (661) 391-7800
Detention Facilities (Jails and Prisons)
Central Receiving Facility The primary facility for receiving inmates arrested in the Bakersfield area. (661) 868-6850
Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds inmates of higher security levels. (661) 391-7900
Lerdo Minimum Security Facility Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds inmates of lower security levels. (661) 391-7800
Lerdo Max/Med Security Facility Part of the Lerdo Complex, this facility holds Federal & State Contract inmates. (661) 391-7856
Mojave Jail Used to receive inmates arrested in the Mojave area. Inmates are held here pending release or transfer into Bakersfield. (661) 824-7147
Ridgecrest Jail Used to receive inmates arrested in the Ridgecrest area. Inmates are held here pending release or transfer into Bakersfield. (760) 384-5855