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North Kern State Prison

North Kern State Prison is located in the city of Delano, California which has a population of 53,041 (as of 2015) residents. This prison has a capacity of 2,694 inmates, which means this is the maximum amount of beds per facility. North Kern State Prison began processing inmates once the original construction was completed and service started in 1993 but may have been expanded or renovated since that time, to accommodate the growing prison population. There is an average of 4,171 inmates currently serving time at this facility. Prisoners are housed in separate areas depending on the crimes they committed, their current risk assessment, and their behavior. This facility is currently under the supervision of Kelly Santoro and houses male offenders.

If you have a family or loved one that is currently incarcerated at North Kern State Prison, the first thing you should do is contact the prison for information on the inmate. Based on the information you are provided, you would then contact either a criminal defense lawyer or a bail bond service. They will provide you with vital information which can be used to defend an individual and in a lot of cases get them released from detention while awaiting trial.

North Kern State Prison Facility and Inmate Contact Information:

Phone Number to Reach this Facility is:


Send Mail to the Facility (not inmates):

North Kern State Prison
P.O. Box 567
Delano, CA 93216-0567

To Send Mail to an Inmate at North Kern State Prison:

(please get a list of acceptable mail from the facility)

North Kern State Prison
Inmate Name, Inmate ID #
P.O. Box 567
Delano, CA 93216-0567

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Visitation Hours for North Kern State Prison:

Saturdays, Sundays and Designated Holidays* from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
* New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

All visiting check-ins must be completed prior to 2:00 p.m


Year Built or Opened: 1993 Warden or Supervisor: Kelly Santoro Daily Inmate Count: 4,171 Total Capacity: 2,694 Security Level(s): minimum to medium

P.O. Box 567
Delano, CA 93216-0567

Phone Number(s): 661-721-2345

2737 West Cecil Avenue
Delano, CA 93215