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Apr 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Five inmates at the Pre-Trial facility at Lerdo Jail were injured Thursday during a disturbance.
Feb 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM
A new project in the Kern County Sheriff's Office takes aim at two problems. The Community Work Crew is cleaning up some of the worst illegal dumping incidents, and, at the same time, helping with impacts from state prison realignment.
Feb 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A new project in the Kern County Sheriff's Office takes aim at two problems: The Community Work Crew is cleaning up some of the worst illegal dumping incidents, and, at the same time, helping with impacts from state...
Aug 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Kern County deputies caught a man who allegedly escaped Friday morning from Lerdo Jail.
Jul 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM
California has awarded Kern County a $100 million grant to build a new county jail.
May 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM
A man who escaped from Lerdo Jail early Memorial Day was recaptured after knocking on a nearby resident's door and asking for a ride.
May 28, 2012 at 9:41 PM

A man who escaped from Lerdo Jail early Memorial Day was recaptured after knocking on a nearby resident's door and asking for a ride.

The citizen refused to give a ride to the inmate who was dressed in jail clothes and the inmate...
Feb 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
An inmate at Lerdo jail who was found hanging in his cell Sunday afternoon has been identified as 20-year-old Walter Jacobo of Bakersfield.
Feb 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The cat-eating man will get off with no significant jail time.

Jason Wilmert, 35, was accused of killing and eating cats at his Oildale home. He was arrested Feb. 3 after a neighbor claims she saw him skinning and decapitating a cat in...
Dec 13, 2011 at 4:48 PM
Kern County Supervisors are asking for a lot of money from the state, hoping that will help solve a problem caused by state changes. Tuesday, the board voted to ask for $100 million in special funds to build a new jail.
Nov 23, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Story by Eyewitness News reporter Carol Ferguson

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The state's new prison plan leaves Kern County with a troubling puzzle. The county jail is too full, but local community correctional...
Nov 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM
The state's new prison plan leaves Kern County with a troubling puzzle. The county jail is too full, but local community correctional facilities are empty and shutting down.
May 5, 2011 at 6:34 PM
In an early sign of belt-tightening in a tough budget year, deputies in Kern County jails will see their shifts change. The officers will start working different hours as of Saturday.
Apr 5, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authorizing non-violent state inmates be shifted to county jails. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says it's a bad idea.
Feb 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM
Officials say the jail houses an average of 112 ICE detainees per day. The detainees are in deportation proceedings or awaiting removal from the United States.