For detainee information and status, please call 210.335.6201.
The line is available 24 hours, all year long.
All detainees are allowed two (2) twenty (20) minute visits per week. Out-of-town residents who reside further than 150 miles from San Antonio will be allowed a 30 minute visit. Residence will be verified at the time of the visit during normal visitation hours.
All adult visitors must have a current and valid identification card.
Children may visit on the weekend only and must be accompanied by an adult (no more than two children at a time).
A visitor must be on the detainees visitation list with the exception of immediate family members during the first five days of incarceration. During the first five days of incarceration family members may visit on any designated visitation day during normal visitation hours. No exceptions after the fifth day of incarceration. All visitors, including out-of-town visitors, must be listed on the detainees visitation list.
Numbered tickets are issued to visitors from 6:30a to 1:30p on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 11:30a to 7:30p on Mondays and Tuesdays. All visitors who have received a numbered ticket will be allowed to complete their visit. All visitors will be required to fill out a visitation pass completely. If the visitation pass is incomplete, the visitor will not be allowed to complete their visit.
Detainees whose last names begin with the letters:
Detainees whose last names begin with the letters:
Wednesday through Friday from 12:00p to 8:00p: Expanded visitation for attorneys, law enforcement, probation, parole, ministry, and social services agencies and officials.
A conservative dress code is enforced at all times. Visitors will not be permitted to visit in revealing (bust, belly, or underwear) clothing. This includes no sleeveless tops or dresses, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or see through attire. No skirts, dresses, or shorts more than 6 measured from the bottom of the knee (must be walking length shorts).
[Detainees Name and SID number]
[Living Unit location if known]
Bexar County Adult Detention Center
200 N. Comal Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
Please remember that these guidelines are intended to assist in communicating with the detainee while they are incarcerated with the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. Should you need more detailed information concerning detainee mail, please call 210-335-6867.
Mail is collected and delivered five (5) days per week (Monday through Friday) except on Federal holidays. Detainees may receive letters in any quantity; however, when contraband is mailed in letters (combs, cigarettes, non-acceptable or excessive photos, and other items deemed inappropriate or contraband, etc.) all of the contents of the mail will be returned to sender with a mail disposition notice indicating the reason the correspondence was not deliverable.
Any mail sent to a detainee after they are released or transferred will be returned to the sender.
Non-privileged correspondence: All incoming mail will be opened and inspected in the mail room. Polaroid pictures or any photo with a cardboard back are not allowed. Detainees are not allowed to possess more than six (6) photos and all correspondence containing more than six (6) photos will be returned to sender. Photos larger than 5 x 7 are not allowed.
Do not send cash, money orders, cashiers checks, or any other such item through the mail. The Bexar County Adult Detention Center Mail Room will return these items to the sender. Please review the Bexar County Inmate Trust Fund tab below for information on how to send money to a detainee.
Detainees are authorized to receive some publications such as books, magazines, and newspapers as long as they come from a publishing company. Adult magazines such as Playboy, Hustler, etc. are not allowed. Any publications from family, friends, and local bookstores as well as internet sites are prohibited and all items will be returned to the sender.
Approved care packages can be ordered through ARAMARKs iCare Program and will be sent directly to the detainee.
All items sent to detainees through the mail that are considered contraband will be returned to the sender. All illegal items will be confiscated.
Detainees housed in the Adult Detention Center may purchase stationary, envelopes, and postage stamps through the jail commissary.
Certified mail service is available through the mailroom. The detainee is responsible for the required postage.
ICSolutions offers two programs to assist with telephone communication with detainees: a Prepaid Collect Calling account and Debit Telephone Account Funding.
The Prepaid Collect Calling account helps to pay for any calls received from a detainee at the Bexar County Adult Detention Facility. Accounts can be opened or funded on their website. Assistance with an account can be reached 24 hours by calling ICSolutions at 888-506-8407 or 210-900-1899.
The Debit Telephone Account Funding allows money to be added to a detainees Debit Telephone Account. Once payment is received a detainee is then able to use the funds to call any allowed telephone number. Assistance with funding a Debit Telephone Account can be reached by calling ICSolutions at 888-888-8413.
This facility will accept money orders or cashier checks by mail only at the following address:
Bexar County Adult Detention Center
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 831609
San Antonio, Texas 78283-1609
NO Personal checks accepted.
If a money order is not properly filled out, it will be returned.
For a money order, please follow these directions:
If you need assistance, please contact the banking department at 210-335-6287.
Money may also be given to the Inmate Trust Fund by using Western Unions online service at the following the link:
Select Texas, then BEXAR CNTY INMATE TRUST FUND from the drop down menu.
Offered: English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Education Development.
There are three (3) principle goals for detainees in the GED program:
There are two different types of courses offered to detainees who are interested in learning basic computer skills. Classes offer hands-on instruction, and are designed to help even the most computer illiterate. Classes are also designed to help improve job skills and life skills.
Landscaping and painting classes are provided to detainees wishing to learn a new skill or trade that will enable them to find employment after their incarceration. Two private entities, Verme Landscaping and Pittsburg Paint companies, extend an opportunity for detainees to attend a course in the jail which provides them with a hands on real world experience and a certificate of completion.
The Law Library is intended to provide all detainees with the opportunity to make contact with the courts through personal legal research.
Mothers and Their Children/Papas and Their Children
The goal of these programs is to strengthen the parent-child relationship during parental incarceration, and to motivate incarcerated parents towards healthy lifestyle changes. This is done through participation in parenting/education classes, and parent/child contact visitation sessions.
The goal of this program is to help the detainee maintain ties with their relatives and/or other necessary contacts during their incarceration. This is done through conveying emergency information to the detainee and/or assisting with contacting relatives in and out of town.
Other services offered include:
The Re-Entry Program assists mentally ill detainees transition back into society when they are released from Bexar County Jail. Re-Entry Specialists advocate for the mentally ill by contacting community agencies that provide services and linking them together.
The Re-Entry Specialists duties include the following:
The Banking Department provides meticulous and efficient service to our internal and external customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Detainee banking provides detainee trust fund management and small valuable management without any loss of funds or lost property. The people within Detainee Banking record the gross sales of commissary purchases, and they also record sales of meals for the commissary on a monthly basis. Detainee banking had an annual intake of $793,730 and a release of $469,680. Money orders received totaled $861,640.
The Clothing Department strives to provide error free, high quality customer service on a 24 hour a day, 365 days per year schedule. The department maintains strong professional relationships with its internal and external customers. Its mission is to receive, store, safeguard, and release personal clothing and medicines that belong to incarcerated personnel. Last year, there were 32,289 documented intakes, and there were 87,331 documented transfers of property. The Clothing section is proud of their consistent accountability in property management.
The Laundry Department provides laundry services for all detainees who are incarcerated at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. They provide a daily work environment for detainee labor to wash, dry, and fold uniforms, bedding, smocks, mop heads, and sandals. The Laundry department personnel work in both the main jail facility and at the annex. The employees provide for laundry exchange services after laundry is washed and dried properly in accordance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. There is a fairly large logistics effort considering that there may be 3,600 to 3,800 incarcerated detainees any day of the week. Gradually the department has been able to reduce the age of the equipment and improve the efficiency of the department. Last year, there were 2,812,945 pounds of laundry sorted, washed, dried, and folded. There were 239,450 exchanges of laundry. Finally, 2,480 detainees were utilized in the laundry operations.
The goal of the chaplaincy is to facilitate the spiritual, emotional , and personal transformation of those incarcerated. Services include:
Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah Witness, and Muslim services offered.
The Commissary and Food Service Departments are separate departments that come under the management oversight of the Jail Support Services Division. ARAMARK is the vendor who provides both of these services to the Sheriffs Office. They strive to provide consistent service to all customers, to include officers, detainees, and staff. They ensure that each customer receives prompt, professional, friendly, and courteous service. Every customer is treated with respect and dignity that they deserve.
Over 12,000 meals are prepared and delivered on a daily basis. Over 300 commissary orders and 250 iCare orders are delivered daily. This last year, a new commissary ordering system (Go-Cart) was implemented which has improved customer service.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
On Call 24 hours, 7 days a week
Emergency care ordered by on duty physician, nurse, or custody staff.
Imates are transported to the closest emergency room or University Medical Center as necessary.
University Health Systems
Correctional Health Care Services
200 N. Comal St., STE. MTO1
San Antonio, Texas 78207-3505
24 Hour Nurse: 210-335-6266
The Bexar County Sheriffs Office will accept cash or surety bonds at 401 South Frio, San Antonio, Texas while in custody at the Central Magistrates Office and at 200 North Comal Street, San Antonio, Texas after they are booked into custody at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center.
Cash Bonds are the full amount of the bond posted by cashiers check or money order only. All cashiers checks or money orders should be made payable to the Bexar County Sheriffs Office. No cash, travelers checks, or personal checks are accepted. You must have a valid government-issued photo ID.
If a defendant appears in court as scheduled, and the case is disposed of, the court will issue a refund order payable to the defendant only. All cash refunds are processed at the court house.
Surety Bonds are bonds posted through attorneys registered with Bexar County and also through approved Bexar County bonding companies that charge a fee for their services.
Each surety bond requires a Bonding Fee of $15.00 in a separate money order payable to the Bexar County Sheriffs Office, not to exceed $30.00 for surety bonds filed at the same time for the same individual.
Release on a Personal or Pre-Trail Bond means that the defendant will be released from custody on his/her promise to appear in court on the scheduled date. Only a judge may grant or approve a defendants release on a Personal or Pre-Trail Bond.
The payment of a fine requires a money order in the amount of the fine owed, plus a $2.00 cash handling fee.
For detainee information please call 210-207-7532 or 210-335-6201.
Note: The release process takes an estimated time of 3-8 hours from the time the bond is posted or the fine is paid.