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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




North Kern State Prison - Mission Statement

The mission of North Kern State Prison is two-fold:  1) it functions as a reception center for the processing of incoming inmates from southern and some northern counties; and 2) functions as the Central / Southern California Transportation Hub for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Institution Details

NKSP has a general population medium custody facility and a minimum support facility.  The general population portion of the institution focuses on providing educational opportunities geared towards providing inmates with an education which will aid them in seeking employment upon their release from prison.

The Reception Center currently processes incoming inmates usually within a 90 day period.  After compiling the inmate's criminal records, life histories, medical and psychological histories, and social relationships, NKSP staff determines the inmate's classification score and institutional placement.  NKSP also has a ten-bed Level I firehouse.


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