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Kern County, CA Jail and Prison System

KERN County has 2,176 jails with an average daily population of 402 inmates with a total of 2,321 jail population. When breaking down the KERN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 334 female and 1,751 male inmates.
  • 2,176 Jails
  • 2,321 Prisoners
  • 379% Jail Rate

How Does Kern County Inmate Search Work?

Kern County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Kern county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Kern County Parole and Probation

Kern County Parole

Parole is when a criminal is allowed to leave prison early because they have behaved well while serving their time. A parole board makes the decision on who gets to receive parole and who does not. You can acquire Kern county parole records and find out a lot about a person . Some things contained in the Kern county parole documents may be information about their court ruling and their crimes. You might also find details about where they were held and the stipulations of their parole.

Kern County Probation

Along with those criminals that have been released, you might also be able to review Kern county probation records showing men and women who didn't go to jail but instead was put on probation. Probation does not come without limits . Probationers must visit with a probation officer once a week plus follow other rules. Typically,Kern county public records will show the inmate crimes, their probationary sentence, and the ruling judge department details who sentenced them. Along with that information , you may see headshots , fingerprints, physical details about the inmate , and other details.

Kern County Booking

Kern county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Kern county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Kern county booking records without any type of allowance .

Kern County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in KERN County has increased by 271% going from 625 inmates yearly to 2,321 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in KERN County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 586 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Kern County, CA

KERN County has th highest jail incarceration rate across California, yet from the total of 2,176 inmates only 2,321 are currently confined, the rest 969 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

Kern County Jail Inmate Population, Jail Pretrial Population and Confined Population, for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population1,9532,1142,3842,1972,4752,176
Pretrial Population1,0161,0401,1491,1201,042969
Confined Population2,4832,3562,5692,5222,6502,321

Kern County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In KERN County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 717 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 5 times more than female incarceration rate, of 122 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 18%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 21%.

Kern County Female Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Population262,747265,762268,282270,604272,696273,573
Rate101109110123121122
Count265290295332329334

Kern County Male Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Population292,775295,477294,782296,732299,530298,827
Rate717716775800760586
Count2,0992,1152,2862,3752,2751,751

Breaking Down Kern County Inmates By Race

In KERN County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 353 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 64% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 5%, going from 1,016 to 969 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in KERN County is on average at a rate of 529 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 180 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 45 from incarceration rate in KERN County.

Kern County Incarceration Rates by Race, for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
White306328389441435353
Black1,0161,0401,1491,1201,042969
Latino482466468469443316
Asian141142144146158171

Kern County Prisons and Jails

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