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> Detentions > Lerdo > Minimum Security

Mailing Address & Contact Information:

  Inmate's Name and Booking Number
  Lerdo Minimum Facility
  17635 Industrial Farm Road
  Bakersfield, CA 93308
  Phone: 661-391-7802

Visiting Hours and Rules:

Inmates shall be allowed one visit, of at least one hour, per week. Each inmate will be allowed a total of four visitors per visit.

Proper identification is required of all visitors to the Lerdo Minimum Facility. Acceptable identification:
  • Valid non-expired Driver’s license with photo from any State
  • Identification with photo from any State
  • Any other County or State identification with a photo
  • Any U.S. Government-issued photo identification
  • Photo passport

All visitors shall register at the visiting booth and provide identification. Any visitor without proper identification may be denied visitation privileges. Proper identification shall be official picture identification. All visitors (16) years and older will be required to have proper identification. All visitors under (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) (this adult must be a parent or legal guardian). High school students may use their high school identification cards.

All visitors are expected to abide by the facility rules. Anyone not following these regulations may lose their visitation privileges. Visiting regulations will be posted in a place accessible to the inmates and the public. Visitors and inmates will visit only at their assigned table. Failure to do so may result in termination of the visit.

 Visitors will bring nothing into the visiting yard except those items approved by the visiting booth officer or security officers, i.e. documents to be signed by the inmate. Items not allowed include, but are not limited to, food, drinks, cups, toys, lounge chairs, purses, radios, or cameras. Visitors may bring one (1) diaper and one (1) bottle per infant (in see through bag).

Visitors once admitted to the visiting area will not be allowed to leave and return the same day without approval of the visiting booth officer.

Visitors will not be allowed to visit in:
Short shorts, Short skirts, Mid-riff shirts, Spaghetti strap tops and dresses or Tank Top shirts
Any clothing deemed inappropriate by the Shift Supervisor will also not be allowed.

The visiting week will begin on Saturday and end on Sunday.  Visiting times are by the last name of the inmate to be visited.  Times are as follows:

A thru H Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 am
I thru R Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
S thru Z Sunday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Females will Visit on Sundays only 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Lt. Kevin Wright

Facility Rules:

1. Receiving Money:
  • Cash, money orders and cashier’s checks sent via U.S. Mail or brought into the Maximum-Medium Facility for an inmate will be accepted in any amount and placed on the inmate’s commissary account.

2. Releasing Inmate Money and/or Property:
  • Inmates may release their money and property to any out of custody person, if the person possesses a U.S. government or U.S. State government issued picture identification.
  • Money or personal property may be released completely or partially at any time of the day or night with the inmate’s approval. The shift supervisor may postpone a release if the release will interfere with court pulls, meal passes or sick call.

3. Mail Rules: Rules for mail coming into the facility are as follows:
  • All mail is inspected for contraband when it is received.
  • Money orders and cashier’s checks may be sent to an inmate through the mail and will be added to the inmate’s commissary account. Please include the inmate’s booking number on the money order or cashier’s check.
  • Personal checks are not acceptable and will be returned to the sender.
No photographs, pictures or photocopies of photos will be accepted.
  • Books and magazines will only be permitted if they are sent to the inmate directly from the publisher.
  • The inmate is not allowed to receive any unused envelopes, stamps, or paper in the mail.
  • Letters and envelopes must be free from any white out, lipstick marks, address labels, or stickers of any kind. No large cards, musical cards, cards with glitter or other items attached will be allowed.