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Public Visiting

Kern County Sheriff's Office

***IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTIFICATION***

PUBLIC VISITATION AT ALL KCSO JAIL FACILITIES – EFFECTIVE 04/09/22

The Sheriff’s Office has been able to reduce the spread of the virus within the facilities due to the implementation of extra sanitation, wearing of masks and the cooperation of our inmate population. Thanks to all these measures, we are finally able to re-open public visitation back to normal operations. As always, we will be monitoring this closely to make sure we do not experience any new outbreaks.

As we fully re-open visiting, all jail’s and detentions centers are still under a federal mask mandate. We will require your full cooperation in wearing your masks. There will be hand sanitizer available on site as well as cleaning supplies if you’d wish to sanitize your individual station before use.

Central Receiving Facility:

  • For members of the public visiting the Central Receiving Facility, please call 661-868-6850 to schedule your visit. A staff member will work with you to schedule your visit. If you call after hours, please leave a detailed voicemail and your call will be returned on the next business day.
  • Visiting hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Inmates will be allowed a total of one adult visitor (or) one adult visitor and one child visitor per visit due to space restrictions.
  • Inmates will be allowed one 60-minute visit (or) two 30-minute visit per week.
  • All visitors and inmates shall wear masks while inside the facility.

Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility:

  • Visiting Days: Tuesday - Sunday
  • Available visiting days are based on the inmate’s last name:
    • A-F (Tue./Fri.)
    • G-M (Wed./Sat.)
    • N-Z (Sun./Thur.)
  • Visiting Appointments:
    • Morning appointments start 11:00 a.m.
    • Last morning appointments start 2:00 p.m.
    • Evening appointments start 5:30 p.m.
    • Last evening appointments start 7:30 p.m.
  • There can only be 1 adult visitor and 3 children or 2 adults with 2 children for a total of 4 visitors. No more than 2 adults visiting at a time.
  • All children in school need to bring a school ID or a government issued ID.
  • Visitors must provide proof of guardianship for any accompanying child/children. This can be in the form of a birth certificate or court documents that establish the visitor's legal guardianship over the child/children.
  • How to schedule a visitation appointment:
    Please call (661)391-7901 to schedule your visitation appointment. Visitation appointment calls are answered and booked between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Those persons incarcerated at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility will be allowed a total of two adult visitors (or) one adult visitor and three child visitors (or) two adult visitors and two child visitors per visit. (Max occupancy per visit is 4 due to space restrictions.)
  • Incarcerated persons at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility will be allowed one 60-minute visit (or) two 30-minute visit per week.

Lerdo Justice Facility:

  • For members of the public visiting at the Lerdo Justice Facility, the normal process for scheduling an appointment may be used by following this link: https://securustech.net/
  • Visiting hours will be Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Available visiting days are based on the inmate’s last name: A-F (Tue/Fri), G-M (Wed/Sat), and N-Z (Sun/Thur)
  • Inmates will be allowed a total of one adult visitor (or) one adult visitor and one child visitor. (Each child must be accommodated by an adult, max occupancy per visit is 2 due to space restrictions.)
  • Inmates will be allowed one 60-minute visit (or) two 30-minute visit per week.

*****All appointments are subject to cancellation at any time without notice*****

If you made your appointment by calling the number above, a staff member may attempt to notify you of any cancellations. However, because it is not guaranteed that someone will be available to make contact, visitors are encouraged to plan around the possibility that their visit could be cancelled when they arrive.

  • If you have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory illness, please postpone your visit until you have recovered.
  • Again, all jails and detentions centers are still under a federal mask mandate. We will require your full cooperation in wearing your masks. Visitors are required to wear a mask when visiting unless unable due to medical reasons.
  • All other visiting rules and requirements will still apply. To review visiting rules, please visit https://www.kernsheriff.org/Lerdo_Facilities and click on the name of the facility where you will be visiting.