Kern County Juvenile Hall Inmate Locator

We have gathered for you all the available inmate search links and Kern County Juvenile Hall Inmate locator information. Here is information on how to find someone in this jail. The first thing you should consider is that family members have rights for inmate visitation, inmate mail address and policies, and the commissary in Kern County Juvenile Hall facility.

Here is jail inmate information for the Kern County Juvenile Hall

Jail Name: Kern County Juvenile Hall
Jail Category: County Jail
Jail State: California
Jail County: Kern
City: Bakersfield
Facility Address:
1831 Ridge Road
Postal Code: CA 93305
Telephone Numbers:
Additional information:
James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall
Juvenile Office Address:
2005 Ridge Road
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Telephone Number: (661) 868-4100


Kern County Juvenile Hall is located at 1831 Ridge Road, in Kern, California. If you need information on bonds, visitation, inmate calling, mail, inmate accounts, commissary or anything else, you can call the facility at (661) 868-4300.
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Kern County Juvenile Hall Inmate Search

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General Information for the Kern County Juvenile Hall

The Kern County Juvenile Hall, also known as the James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall, is located at 1831 Ridge Road in Bakersfield, California. This facility operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and serves as a detention center for minor offenders. All offenders are able to receive mental health, medical, and dental care during their stay at the facility. Additionally, this facility provides counseling, group and individual activities, and educational programs for the minor throughout their time in the facility. Lastly, the Kern County Juvenile Hall creates a behavior report for the Probation Department and the Court that notes an offender’s observed and reported actions while in the facility.

Visitor Information for the Kern County Juvenile Hall

Visits are characterized and placed into 5 separate categories: Initial Visits, Regular Visits, Special Visits, Clergy or Counselor Visits, and Attorney Visits. Regardless of the type of visit you are seeking, all visitors must have a valid photo ID with them on the day of their visit. Moreover, only 2 people are allowed to visit any offender at any given time with a maximum of 5 visitors per day. Lastly, visitors are expected to dress appropriately or will not be allowed to visit. This includes avoiding offensive or gang-related apparel and hats.

Initial Visits take place Monday-Sunday, at any time, for 30 minutes. However, Initial Visits are only granted to the juvenile’s biological parents and/or legal guardians.

Regular Visits take place on Sundays from 1-5:30pm. Regular Visits are available to only an offender’s biological parents, legal guardians, and step-parents. Grandparents and common-law parents are allowed Regular Visits upon receiving approval from the Probation Officer. Additionally, spouses are entitled to Regular Visits with offenders if they are over 18 years old, have a valid marriage license, and have Probation’s approval.

Special Visits occur on Saturdays from 9-11am. Special visits are granted in cases of family illness, death or other circumstances. In order to schedule a Special Visit, the visits must be approved by the Probation Officer and Duty Supervisor and may last up to 2 hours. Babies that have approval from the juvenile’s Probation Officer may visit during Special Visits. However, no glassware may be brought into the facility (aka no glass bottles).

Clergy/Counselor visits take place every day from 8am-8pm and must be arranged by the juvenile’s Probation Officer and Duty Supervisor.

Attorney Visits may occur at any time under the conditions that the offender signs an Attorney Visitation Form before the visit and the Attorney provides a valid photo ID and BAR card.

To plan or schedule a visit to Kern County Juvenile Hall see the map below for more information and directions.


Kern County Jail Inmates

Most offenders will start at a local, city or county jail with very few cells. You can locate an offender in custody easily by searching databases found through the links above. You might need to consider transport time to the nearest jail cell before using our Kern inmate locator.

The Kern County Juvenile Hall is usually for short-term custody for adults awaiting trial. (Juveniles wait for disposition of their case). Once booked, the Kern inmate search will reveal the location of the individual. You can check the Kern website - Inmate Services - for more information.

"People Get Arrested for a Variety of Reasons"

If a family member disappears, checking with local jails is a good idea. Your family member may be waiting to be bailed out. Here is how to know if someone is in Kern County Juvenile Hall. You have the right to search even if that person is just a friend, a client or any other individual. You can also use these tools to find a pen pal. Our Inmate lookup service is a good resource for family members and public defenders. You can also search inmates on federal websites.

How to Find Inmates in Kern County Juvenile Hall

First of all, realize that you have rights under the United States Constitution to find a family member who has been arrested in Kern County Juvenile Hall. The "Writ of Habeas Corpus" guarantees the rights of someone "in custody". An inmate locator is useful to help family members during court proceedings.

All police officers must "book" an inmate into the court system. During this process, vital information - such as name, address, fingerprints and photographs - will be taken. Our free inmate lookup service allows you to peruse databases of county, state and federal facilities.

"What Type of Jail or Prison?"

Determine the date and location of the police arrest. Someone on a most wanted poster, sex offenders list or with outstanding warrants might have been jailed after a routine traffic stop. The individual will be located in a jail based on 1) residence or 2) arrest location.

Most of the United States criminal facilities are connected to online inmate search tools. Once booking information is entered and mugshots have been taken, you will be able to find inmates. You will find the available inmate search links above. A free inmate search allows you to view the databases of city, county, state and federal facilities.

"What Information is Available for Kern County Juvenile Hall?"

Many arrest records are public and listed in newspapers. To find someone in jail, check the local police, sheriff and Federal Bureau of Prisons websites. You could also conduct a Department of Justice inmate search or check out Vinelink Offender Search to complete an inmate search by name. You should be able to find information such as the name, address, criminal charges, booking location and hearings.

Get all of your information ready such as the name, date of birth, address, criminal charges, prison and date of arrest.
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"How Can I Use This Information?"

There are a variety of ways that you can search the database -like by name, jail or crime type. Once you have the general information, contact them by phone or email to set up a private visit.

This lookup inmate database gives you information for contacting Kern County Juvenile Hall. California state inmate search helps you determine bonding, when you can visit, add commissary money and send mail. The inmate locator saves you a lot of time and worry. If a loved one is in jail or prison, we are here to assist you in finding him or her. If you just want to run a criminal background check for someone or find a pen pal inmate, we can help you too.


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