The Bexar County Jail has chaplains that minister to the inmates. They preach regarding Christianity rather than the different religions. They also offer bible classes. There is a chapel in both the Main Jail and the Annex where inmates can go to attend Catholic, Protestant and Muslim services. The chaplains will make visits to the living units and offer individual and group counseling. They will also give referrals to churches and agencies for when an inmate gets released.
The chaplain is also the person an inmate must go to, to request a religious diet.
If an inmate wants to request services from the chaplain he needs to fill out a Chaplaincy Request Form (Appendix G). This will be a green form and is kept at the officer’s station.
NOTE: The Sheriff’s office is not allowing marriages at this time.
The chaplain cannot help you to get married inside the jail. If a couple is intent on getting married they can be married by proxy. What this means is the inmate can give someone else the authority to stand in his place at a marriage that occurs outside of the jail. The request for a proxy marriage must be made through Human Services. Chaplains can counsel an inmate that is considering a proxy marriage.