Bakersfield, California

Kern County Jail

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2008

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Kern County Sheriffs Office (Governmental)

Detains: Asylum seekers (administrative), Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Deaths at facility Capacity Reported population
Yes
No Data
No Data
United States

510,854

Immigration detainees (2019)

44,000

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Tel. +1 (661) 868-6850
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2008

Status In use

2007
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2007

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Kern County Sheriffs Office

Type Governmental

2007
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2007
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2007

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2007

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2007
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1202

2012

Number 15

2011
Average daily population

Number 117

2009

Number 121

2008

Number 158

2007
Inspection grade

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2009

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2008

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2007
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2008

Reported deaths? Yes

2004
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2008

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2007