The holding cells are located in the booking area. Inmates are allowed to make one free phone call which is usually offered during the interview process. After that they have access to a phone in their holding cell but they can only make collect calls. Those phones have the same 15 minute time limit as the phones in the units. Once the 15 minutes is up the phone will automatically disconnect. There are no limits on the number of phone calls an inmate can make.
There are no time restrictions when calling from a holding cell. Inmates are in and out of those cells on a 24 hour basis so their ability to use those phones are on a 24 hour basis also. Only out-going calls can be made from the holding cells in booking. Inmates cannot receive calls into the Bexar County Jail.