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Judicial Profile: Kern County Judge Bryan Stainfield

(Subscription required) Stainfield said those defendants could spend up to 12 or more hours a day in shackles, so he prioritizes those matters first. “They’ll take a bus ride all the way out here, which is going to take them probably a couple hours,” he said. “They get a bologna sandwich out here. They’re going to have their appearances in here for what might amount to a few minutes.”
Jan 8, 2021

(Subscription required) Stainfield said those defendants could spend up to 12 or more hours a day in shackles, so he prioritizes those matters first. “They’ll take a bus ride all the way out here, which is going to take them probably a couple hours,” he said. “They get a bologna sandwich out here. They’re going to have their appearances in here for what might amount to a few minutes.”