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North Kern State Prison (NKSP)

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Physical Address: Mailing Address:
2737 West Cecil Avenue
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 721-2345 (General)
P.O. Box 567
Delano, CA 93216-0567

Sandra Alfaro, Warden
Sandra Alfaro,
Warden




Visiting Hours and Directions

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.  For updated information in English and Spanish regarding NKSP visitor hours or closures, please contact the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's toll-free Visiting Information Line at (800) 374-8474 or contact (661) 721-2345 ext. 7033.

VISITING ASSISTANCE:

A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.


General Directions:

From Northern Destinations:

  • Take Hwy 99 south to the town of Delano
  • Take the Cecil Avenue exit
  • Proceed west on Cecil Avenue for approximately 3 miles
  • The prison will be on the right side of Cecil Avenue

From Southern Destinations:

  • Take Hwy 99 north to Delano, CA
  • Take the Cecil Avenue exit
  • Proceed west on Cecil Avenue for approximately 3 miles
  • The prison will be on the right side of Cecil Avenue
North Kern State Prison is located approximately 250 miles south of Sacramento, and approximately 180 miles north of Los Angeles.  It is approximately 4 miles north of Kern Valley State Prison. For additional information, visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

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