Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall, CA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: December 17, 2021
Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall

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The Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall, located in the city and county of Bakersfield, California is a medium to maximum-security facility that houses a daily average of 300 inmates and employs 75 staff.

All of inmates housed in the Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Kern County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. The Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments.

The Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall is run by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The Bridge Program

Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall offers its inmates the Bride Program. Created by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office 2011, this program targets substance abuse issues. BRIDGE consists of:

  • 12 Step meetings

  • Relapse prevention

  • Anger management

  • Criminal and addictive thinking

  • Employment

  • Group and individual sessions that target coping skills

  • Meditation skills

  • Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT)

Inmates who participate are required to attend the program for a minimum of 90 days.

Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1831 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93305

  • Phone

    661-868-4300

  • City

    Bakersfield

  • Postal Code

    93305

  • State

    California

  • Country

    Kern County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1831 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93305

  • Phone

    661-868-4300

  • Country

    Kern County

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Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall currently does not publish inmates’ information on their website. If you want to get information on an inmate at this facility, you can call the jail at 661-868-4300.

You can also try using the California Department of Corrections inmate locator.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail written in black or blue ink.

Make sure you include your full first and last name on the return address. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

To send mail to an inmate, address your envelope as follows:

Inmate's Name/Inmate Number (Call 661-868-4300 to get the inmate #)
Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall
1831 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93305

Magazines and books may be sent to an inmate if they are directly from the publisher.

Sending Money

If you want to send money to an inmate’s account, use one of the following options:

  • The kiosk (located in the lobby of the Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall) using Cash or Visa / Master Card. There is a minimum $2.50 fee.

  • Online by visiting JailATM. There is a minimum $2.50 fee.

The Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall does not accept cashier’s checks or money orders.

Phone Calls

The Inmate Debit Calling program uses Global Tel Link (GTL) for Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall and now offers two kinds of prepaid phone accounts:

  • AdvancePay Phone Account: This prepaid account lets the inmate make calls to certain phone numbers using funds that you have deposited in the account. You can learn more about GTL’s AdvancePay.

  • Inmate PIN Debit Phone Account: These accounts let inmates pay for their own phone calls and call any phone number allowed by their facility. Find out more about GTL’s Inmate PIN Debit phone service.

Visitation Rules

Visitors must be registered on the Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall’s visitation website and have selected the inmate who is being visited. Visitors have the ability to schedule a visit from home on a tablet or phone. Visitor registration can also be done by using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Inmates are allowed one 25-minute video visit per week by no more than four visitors at a time. During on-site visitation, Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall has five on-site visitation units available.

Appropriate attire is required during video visits.

All visits must be scheduled at least two days in advance but no more than six days in advance.

A Video Visitation Brochure (PDF) can be obtained in the front lobby of the county jail. If you have any questions, call the video visitation information line at 661-868-4300.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

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