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Bakersfield Police Jail Information
1601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-5109
The Bakersfield Police Jail is located at 1601 Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield, CA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bakersfield Police Department.This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about the Bakersfield Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find your court records, and everything else.
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This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Bakersfield Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Bakersfield Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bakersfield Police Jail Inmate Search is an online list of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
Bakersfield Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Bakersfield Police Jail is made up of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First you will answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Bakersfield Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the Bakersfield Police Jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bakersfield Police Jail can change, so make sure that you call the jail at 661-326-3980 before you try to go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Bakersfield Police Jail you have to have your name on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Bakersfield Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Bakersfield Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bakersfield Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bakersfield Police Jail, use this address:
Bakersfield Police Jail
1601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-5109
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bakersfield Police Jail
1601 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-5109
The mail policy at the Bakersfield Police Jail changes often, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bakersfield Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bakersfield Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to someone in jail at the Bakersfield Police Jail change frequently, so it would be best to double check the Bakersfield Police Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bakersfield Police Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bakersfield Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 661-326-3980 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bakersfield Police Jail store. You can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bakersfield Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.
The Bakersfield Police Jail phone number is: 661-326-3980
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The profits from all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bakersfield Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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