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08.29.2013

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Bexar County Adult Detention Center

DAYS AND TIMES

Changes to the inmate visitation schedule have been made to expand adult evening and weekend visitation hours. Numbered tickets will be issued from 11:30am - 7:30pm. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm and end at 8:00pm or until the last visitor has been seen. All visitors with passes issued by 7:30pm will be allowed to complete the visit.

All inmates will be allowed two (2) twenty-minute visits per week.

Out-of-town visitors residing outside a 150-mile distance from San Antonio will receive a 30-minute visit, with verification of residency on their identification, on scheduled visitation days.

 

ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Inmate last name beginning with:

A-L: Saturday, 7:00am – 2:00pm. Adults and Children shall be permitted to visit. Adults need not bring a child in order to obtain a visit.

M-Z: Sunday, 7:00am – 2:00pm. Adults and children shall be permitted to visit. Adults need not bring a child in order to obtain a visit.

 

ADULTS ONLY

A-L: Monday, 12:00 – 8:00pm.  Adults visits only. No children permitted.

M-Z: Tuesday, 12:00 – 8:00pm. Adult visits only. No children permitted.

Expanded Visitation: Wednesday – Friday, 12:00pm. Expanded visitation for attorneys, law enforcement, probation, parole, ministry, and social services agencies and officials.  CASA volunteers follow under this guideline.

Please Note:  The Detention Center closes from 2:00 – 2:30pm every Monday – Friday. There are no visits allowed at this time.

A conservative dress code is enforced at all times. Visitors will not be permitted to see detainees 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 knees (must be walking length shorts).

With the exception of immediate family members, a visitor must be on the inmate’s visitation list during the first five (5) days of incarceration. During this time, family members may visit on any designated visitation day during normal visitation hours. There are no exceptions after the fifth day of incarceration. CASA volunteers are not required to be on the inmate’s visitation list.

 

INMATE MAILING ADDRESS

This facility will accept mail addressed to inmates as follows:

Inmate Name and State Identification (SID) Number

Living Unit if Known

Bexar County Adult Detention Center

200 N. Comal

San Antonio, TX 78207

 

DEPOSITS TO INMATE TRUST FUND

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, TX 78283-1609

 

Please note that personal checks will not be accepted.  Additionally, money orders not properly filled out will be returned.

For a money order please follow these directions:

Pay to the order of: Inmate Trust Fund
Print the sender’s name and address in the BOTTOM LEFT corner.
Print the inmate’s name and SID number in the BOTTOM RIGHT corner.

If you do not know the inmate’s SID number, please call 210-335-6401 for assistance.

For other information, please call 210-335-0074.

For information in Spanish, call 210-335-0092.

You can send a money order to an inmate using Western Union by following the link of the Bexar County Adult Detention Center website. Send the money to the Inmate Trust Fund. You select “Texas” then, “BEXAR CNTY INMATE TRUST FUND” from the drop down menu.

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR CASA VOLUNTEERS

If someone on your case has been incarcerated in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center, obtain his/her State Identification Number (SID) if possible.  This will allow you to receive updates more quickly and allow your visits to proceed more smoothly. Telephone numbers are provided above.
In order to facilitate your visits outside of regular visitation days and hours, arrange for them to be conducted Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 – 8:00pm when social services personnel are allowed expanded visitations.

On the day of your visit, MapQuest the Detention Center address so you are confident of where you are going. Because there is construction for a new parking garage, parking is limited.  You may want to drive around the center a few times until a parking space opens that makes you feel secure versus having to walk several blocks. It is also suggested that you go during daylight hours only.

When you arrive at the center, head in the direction of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office door. Do not enter that door. To the left is an area where you must stand in line to sign in for visitations. Be prepared to hand over your driver’s license after signing in. Your driver’s license will be run through a scanner that will prepare an ID for you to wear during your visit. Please note, once you have received this ID, maintain the Visitor Number. For subsequent visits, show your driver’s license AND also note your Visitor Number.  This will allow for your ID badge to be printed without having to scan your license again.

There are only seven (7) visitation booths and they are given on a first come, first serve basis. If you have papers or any material to give to the person you are visiting, please request a lawyer’s booth and explain why you need one. If you do not request a lawyer’s booth, you could be given a ministry one that only allows for you to talk back and forth.

You will be told your booth number and walked to your booth by center personnel. It will take a few minutes for your contact to arrive. Once your visit concludes, you walk back to the door where you first entered, and center personnel will open it. You’re free to leave and continue your CASA volunteer work.

Bexar County Adult Detention Center