Visiting Days and Hours Every prison has visiting on Saturdays, Sundays, and four holidays during each calendar year (New Year’s Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Visits vary by institution but usually begin between 7:30 a.m. and Visiting Days and Hours Every prison has visiting on Saturdays, Sundays, and four holidays during each calendar year (New Year’s Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Visits vary by institution but usually begin between 7:30 a.m. and 9A.M. Please note that you cannot bring cell phones to visits.
Welcome to the Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS). This application is offered as an additional service to help expedite and enhance the visitation process (this does not include visits for inmates on Non-Contact status such as inmates in reception center, administrative segregation, condemned, segregated housing unit and other specialized units). Please contact the institution for special appointments for these inmates. VPASS attempts to alleviate many lengthy visiting wait time issues that are being seen around the state while providing the flexibility for each institution to set up the system to meet their visiting needs. At no time will any visitor be turned away solely for the inability to make or schedule an appointment. Instructional videos for account activation, forgot password and edit/cancel appointments can be accessed at http://cdcr.ca.gov/visitors. In the event you are not able to show up for your appointment, please remember to cancel, this will give someone else the opportunity to visit. Enjoy your visits.
Mobility devices such as canes, crutches, and wheelchairs; some prisons do
not allow personal canes, crutches, or wheelchairs to be taken into visiting but
require the visitor to exchange his/her personal device for a prison-issue device
and then exchange back after the visit.
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.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.