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Bexar County TX Adult Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
Address
200 N Comal St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Beds
4563
County
Bexar
Phone
210-335-6219
Fax
210-335-6199

Bexar Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Bexar County TX Adult Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 210-335-6219

The Bexar County TX Adult Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 200 N Comal St San Antonio, TX which is operated locally by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Bexar County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the San Antonio Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The mission of the Bexar County Adult Detention Center is to deliver detention services and operations necessary for the protection of society, provide a safe environment to the staff working in the building, and maintain the proper well-being of incarcerated persons.

To provide an environment for incarcerated persons in which correction of behavior is possible if the individual so desires. Such an environment shall include the protection of the incarcerated person from victimization within the facility.

To provide an environment for incarcerated persons that maintains the appropriate due process and internal legality necessary to protect an individual’s constitutional rights.

Adult Detention Center Unique Features

  • Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) posted 24 hours daily in each facility.
  • Classification Section can identify all problem detainees. Can coordinate with other facilities. Segregates difficult detainees.
  • Smoke free facilities.

Programs and Services

These are a few of the programs and services at the Adult Detention Facility.
To find out more about the programs, visit the Detainee Visitation & Information.

  • Law Library
  • Indoor/Outdoor Recreation
  • G.E.D. Classes
  • Art Classes
  • Commissary
  • Religious Services
  • Social Services
  • Television
  • Parenting and Life Skills Classes
  • Substance Abuse Classes
  • Medical and Dental Services
  • Detainee Workers in Kitchen and Laundry
  • Liberal Visitation Policy


To return the offender to society in a condition (physically, mentally, or any other manner) no worse than when the prisoner came into the facility.

To provide the courts, upon request, with information to and in sentencing decision.

To provide the necessary levels of security, appropriate detainee classification, and staff training to safely accomplish the preceding objectives.

Detainee Mail Communication

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.

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 ARAMARK’s 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.

Clothing

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 32,804 documented intakes, and there were 86,946 documented transfers of property. The Clothing section is proud of their consistent accountability in property management.

Laundry

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.
Inmate Food & Commissary Services

The Commissary and Food Service Departments are separate departments that come under the management oversight of the Jail Support Services Division.

Food Services
Aramark is the vendor who provides food services to the Sheriff’s 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.
Commissary Services

Keefe Group is the new vendor responsible for providing and delivering commissary, to include Securepak®. Individuals have the privilege of purchasing commissary items (hygiene, correspondence, food and drinks) twice a week from a cart in a direct point of sale system. Care packages (Securepak®) which can be purchased by family and friends for incarcerated individuals.

Inmate Locator

Bexar County TX Adult Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Bexar County TX Adult Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 210-335-6219.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Bexar County Adult Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation Rules

  • The Video Visitation Center is located at 222 S. Comal, 2 blocks south of the Main Jail
  • It is open: Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - only to register, schedule or cancel visits.

Please read all of the rules completely prior to moving forward – Not knowing the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for not following them. Disobeying any rule may result in you being banned from visiting detainees or criminal charges being pursued when applicable.

  • Visits are a privilege.
  • All visits subject to monitoring and recording.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the appointment or up to 1 week in advance.
  • Inmates may receive (2) twenty-minute visits per week; the week starts on Sunday.
  • Minor children (16 years or younger) may only visit on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • No more than (2) Adults and (1) minor child or (1) Adult and (2) minor children per visit on Saturday and Sundays or (2) Adults on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.
  • When scheduling a visit, list the correct number of children and adults, no substitutions may be made the day of the visit.
  • The person scheduling the visit is considered the primary visitor and must be present at the time of check-in and for the visit.
  • A visitor can only visit the same inmate once per day.
  • All cancelations must be completed 24 hours in advance of the visit or it may count as a completed visit.
  • Repeat cancelations or no shows will be subject to evaluation and possible suspension of visits.
  • Visitors may be subject to a criminal warrants check.
  • Visits will last 20 minutes.
  • Please be advised if an inmate is in ANY program (at court, on trustee assignments, attorney visits, Bible studies, Chemical Dependency etc.), they are NOT eligible to receive the visit at that time. Please schedule your visits around the inmate's program schedule.
  • Visitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to appointment to check in but no more than 1 hour due to limited seating in the Video Visitation Center.
  • Visitors arriving late for a visit will have the visit cancelled and be advised to reschedule the visit for another day. Late means the visitor is not seated at the visitation monitor when the visit connects.
  • All visitors 17 years or older, must be registered and possess a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, State ID card, or Military Issued ID. Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice identification card is not accepted.
  • Appropriate dress is required at all times, such as but not limited to:
    • Appropriate footwear must worn, no bedroom slippers.
    • Skintight / Form-fitting clothes are not allowed.
    • Any clothing or other items displaying gang-related symbols, themes or colors are prohibited.
    • Any clothing containing vulgar or objectionable language or images are prohibited.
    • All visitors must wear undergarments at all times.
    • No torn jeans with exposed skin above the knee allowed.
    • No hats are to be worn in the Video Visitation Center, unless for medical or religious reasons.
    • No pajamas.
    • All buttons, snaps, and zippers will remain fastened.
    • No see-through clothing allowed.
    • No tank tops or sleeveless or low neckline shirts/blouses or shirts/blouses that expose the midriff. All shirts/blouses must be up to the collarbone area.
    • No clothing that exposes the breast/chest area, genitals, or buttocks.
    • No clothing by design, or by the manner in which it is worn, allows the anatomical detail of body parts to be clearly viewed (e.g.,clothes with holes in inappropriate places, or excessively tight clothing).
    • No skirts, dresses, or shorts more than 3” above the center of the knee in length when standing. This applies to all visitors regardless of age.
    • Video Visitation Supervisor is the final authority in determining appropriate dress.
  • Visitors and inmates must remain seated at all times during the visitation session. Small children, three (3) years old and younger, must remain on the visitor’s lap at all times.
  • Any inappropriate activity will result in termination of your session to include communicating with an inmate the visitor is not scheduled to visit.
  • Visitors involved in the following are subject to have visitation privileges suspended for a minimum of 30 days and up to a permanent visitation ban:
    • Visitors that create a disturbance or disruption in the visiting process.
    • Visitors appearing under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    • Visitors that refuse to show sufficient identification.
    • Visitors that act in an inappropriate manner during their visitation.
  • The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered on county appointed holidays or for safety/security reasons.
  • Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • Bringing firearms, explosives, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or any controlled substances including marijuana into this facility is a crime and cause for arrest.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry cameras, tape recorders, purses, bags, diaper bags, backpacks, briefcases, cell phones, or any electronic device into the Video Visitation Center.
  • Coin-operated storage lockers are available for $1.00; no change is available at the Video Visitation Center.
  • No food, beverages or gum in the Video Visitation Center.
  • No loitering at the Video Visitation Center.
  • Only persons with a scheduled visit or using scheduling kiosks are allowed in the Video Visitation Center.
  • No Minors/Children shall be left unattended.
  • Each visitation session will show a timer to display the remaining time.
  • After your visit has ended your connection will automatically terminate.
  • Any violation is subject to suspension up to a permanent ban.
    • Video Visitation Supervisor is the final authority in determining appropriate consequence for the infraction.

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