Release From Jail



The Bexar County Jail releases inmates 24 hours a day.  An individual can be processed as an in & out from the Magistrate’s Office (which basically means it is done in a relatively short period of time).  If a bond is not ready or is not going to be posted the individual will be transported to the main jail for regular processing.

If a judge grants an inmate a Court Ordered Release for that day the inmate will be processed out before midnight.  The jail personnel have to wait for the information to come across from the courthouse.  It is not sent until an hour or two after the end of the business day.  Once at the jail it must be processed before the inmate is released.  The inmate handbook states the time frame for release as being between 4:00 pm and 12:00 am.  However, from what I have been able to find out the time frame seems to be closer to 8:00 pm to 12:00 am for this type of release.

175 thoughts on “Release From Jail

  1. joan

    I got a 6 month county jail sentence in Bexar co. How long of time will I actually do? I’ve already got 3 weeks and 3days done already.

  2. julie

    My husband had court this morning & was given probation & I just called central records to find out the progress of his release and they gave me a number to the court he was at & said to find out when they are going to send his paperwork over because they don’t show anything in the system yet… What’s the best way to get things going and find out the progress of his release…

    • admin

      Julie – From the way we understand the process the jail has to wait for the paperwork to be sent before they can begin anything. That makes sense. Supposedly the courts send the paperwork in bulk amounts, not one case at a time. That also makes sense but it means that some paperwork gets held even though the case has already been determined. Once the jail gets the paperwork they process it in the order it came in. That can make the process drag out a bit but it is the most efficient and fairest way. They tell us that they try to get all releases out by midnight.

  3. Inasia

    Hi my brother in law is a first time offender for DWI and has a 100,000 bond. Is it better for us to get an attorney to lower the bond? If so should we find an attorney or get an appointed one? We need help to get the process done fast and get him out. We don’t know where to even start. Please help.

    • admin

      Inasia – Wow! That’s a high bond for a first time offender. He must have really ticked off the judge. If you want fast you probably want to hire an attorney yourself.

  4. Judy

    My son is in jail on a NTR for not checking in with his P.O. He received a ticket for talking on his cell phone in a school zone. He’s suppose to appear/pay on Oct 26/2015. If he is still incarcerated can family members pay the fine for him so he doesn’t get into anymore trouble?

    • admin

      Judy – We imagine the ticket happened within San Antonio city limits. You would need to call the municipal courts for an answer but we imagine they will be willing to take your money.

  5. LIZ

    My son has been in the Bexar County Jail for 71 days, he was sentenced to 6 months today with time served counting. The judge decided that he do the rest of his time in state jail which I think is prison. Will he get 2:1 and he is a trustee in the kitchen as head cook. Does any of this help him released prior to the full six months. The judges clerk said it was up to TDC. Please explain.

    • admin

      Liz – That seems strange. Normally up to two years is done at the county level. They won’t transfer him until they have room.

  6. LIZ

    If anyone out there knows the answers to my questions above about my son getting 6 months please,please,please answer my questions. I’m an older Mother whose health is bad, not concerned about myself but I in fear for my son’s health. He said on the phone Dominguez is where he’ll go. They made a movie called , Inner Peace” about Dominguez in 2015. The PEP program is what the woman wrote about which became a movie. I have not seen it. Does anyone know how long the transfer takes, a day, a week? I’m very worried about that place most all of the inmates are sentenced to 25 years or more. Really any inside information to these posts will help. I’m searching for answers. His crimes were riding a motorcycle without a clear title and less than a gram of a controlled substance. Both were felonies.

  7. LIZ

    This is Liz again. My son was sentenced into two 6 months sentences to be served concurrently. He was given 71 days for time served. He is waiting to be transferred to TDC. Is there any way Bexar County can give him 2:1 or 3 :1 for his time in jail before he goes to prison? His ct. Appointed attorney was ——- an 86yr old man who knew nothing about trustee status.

    • admin

      Liz – Wow! He’s scheduled to go to TDC for just a few months? We thought they were too full to take someone for such a short period of time. Since his sentence is for a total of 6 months (they’re being served at the same time) and he’s already done 71 days (a little over 2 months) he has less than 4 months to go and they haven’t even picked him up yet. We’re betting they don’t, they let him serve out his time at the jail.

  8. Nicole

    My husband is set for release Oct 25 (Sunday) is there a certain time y’all start his release process? Could he get pulled out in the morning afternoon or night? How early can he be pulled out and start getting processed to be released

  9. Cassie

    Hi my husband is currently serving time at kleberg county jail and is supposed to get released soon. He got 10 months state jail and got time credit for 280 days….problem here is that they told him he will be getting transferred to dominguez facility tomorrow morning. Saturday marks the 305 days he got served for, but I have been calling everywhere and they cant give me his release date bc according to them they dont have it on file they said he needs to get transferred to state jail and then once there I can call and ask when his release date is. Is this how it usually works do they transfer right before the release date? I honestly dont see a point in the state wasting money to transfer him to sit in booking for a few days to just get released!

    • admin

      Cassie – For safety reasons information is not given out regarding when an inmate is going to be transferred. Dominguez is a State level prison. We only deal with the bureaucratic tangle at the Bexar County jail. You need to call Dominguez.

  10. JR

    My girl was held on Jp Fines?? Or court fines on last Sunday night it was already after 12 so I guess you could say early Monday morning i talked to the clerk @the countys front desk they said her case had already been pre-determined so she had been sentenced already and they said her release date is tomorrow but will she get out early Monday morning like around the time she went in or she gonna have to wait till 12:00am tomorrow

    • admin

      JR – Release times are always difficult to determine especially so when you are not sure if they are JP fines or court fines. If she is serving out a JP fine they I believe they recalculate the amount at midnight. A court fine can be paid right away.

  11. admin

    Mandy – Most people get out within a few hours. Some people have other things that they are waiting for like a GPS monitor or bed space at a rehab facility. It could take those people a couple of days to months.

  12. admin

    Rene – Are they doing 3 for 1? We thought they had changed back to 2 for 1. It’s hard to keep track since they can change at will. Call the Front Desk officers at 210-335-6300 to see if they can give you that information.

  13. admin

    Samantha – You have every chance in the world. Once his attorney shows he was physically unable to attend the judge will reinstate the bond. That is, as long as he doesn’t act like a smart alec with the judge.

  14. Sianna

    If my boyfriend is in county jail he’s been in there for two months and I called and asked for his release date and they told me he only got 60 days county jail but on his inmate list it says 2 yrs tdc what does that mean??

    • admin

      Sianna – We recommend that you call back to speak to someone else. The information they gave you and what’s on the list doesn’t make sense. Maybe they made a mistake.

  15. Sandy

    My bf should get out on the 19 (tomorrow)
    But they didnt give me a time when is the most appropriate time for them to release him yes i know ita any time but when are they most likely to release him???

  16. Jasmine

    I posted bond for my husband at 1pm why hasn’t he been released when i check online it state’s he’s been released on bond but is still in a holding cell

    • admin

      Jasmine – It could be that they just haven’t gotten to him yet. It takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to process someone out. Or it could be he is waiting for a monitor of some kind. We don’t have enough information to tell.

  17. Lani

    My husband got picked up friday night in bexar county on a class A misdemeanor for child support violation in Victoria County and they put RWOB. I am on bedrest and have no funds for bills. Who do I contact to see if the rwob can be lifted or is he basically screwed until victoria county decided to pick him up? Is there anything his probation officer here can help me with?

    • admin

      Lani – I doubt his parole officer will do anything to get that changed. Your best bet is to get with her attorney to see if the attorney can get the judge to set a bond. It’s tough when it’s child support.

      • Daniela

        Im sorry but what does this mean? My boyfriend is there and on the public records it says he is released but he is still detained.

      • admin

        Daniela – If he just came up as released but is still there then he is probably still in the process to be released. It takes two to three hours after he is released in their computers before he is actually released out of the doors. He has to be given his paperwork, his property, allowed to change back into his own clothes and things like that. If it is more than a day then there might be a hold on him. You should contact Central Records to find out if there is a hold.

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  18. Lisa

    My bf is being released on bail with a gps leg monitor.. does anyone know the process as far as how long he has to wait to get the monitor

    • admin

      Lisa – We’ve asked this question before and were told “when one becomes available”. Some people have said they have had to wait a long time. If any of our readers have any information we encourage you to post it to help others.

  19. Mari

    My husband was to turn himself in to serve 14 days at bexar county. Today marks the 14 days. I called the information and there is no info they can give me. No release date, no court date no nothing. His po is the one that told him he had to serve those days. Does anyone know how that works. Just confused on the process.

  20. Javier

    My son is projected to be released sun feb 5 which is tomorrow. Is there a number I can call to find out if we are on schedule?

    • admin

      Javier – Not really. The best you can do is keep calling Central Records every couple of hours to see if he is in active or released status. Once he has gone into release status it will still be a couple of hours before he actually walks out of the door. They have to process him out.

  21. Maria

    My husband was supposed to be out since the 6. For some reason they changed it to the 12 will he be out by midnight tonight

    • admin

      Peggy – The inmate was probably in jail for 5 days before he went to court. Say the judge gave him a 30 day sentence but gave him credit for the 5 days he served while waiting for a court hearing. The inmate only needs to do 25 more days since he was credited with the 5 days he already did.

  22. Jesse

    Why was my son transfered to Karnes 4/28/17 if he received a 6 month sentence at 2 for 1 by the judge in Bexar count .He’s been there since 4/6/17 How do i find out his release date ? Thank you

    • admin

      Jesse – We’re not the Bexar County jail. We are a private website that tries to help people who have to deal with the jail. A judge in Bexar County cannot sentence for a charge our of Karnes. He probably had a charge from there and a charge for Bexar County. The judge would have made the ruling only for the Bexar County charge. If he is in Karnes you will have to contact them.

  23. jesse

    So sorry i thought this was part of bexar county .But no he has no charges in Karnes i believe he was transfered to releive over crowding in BCJ . Serving 2:1 for Obstn of hwy Thank you

  24. Bri.

    My Bf Was Sentenced 5/22/17 to 6 mos in bear county jail, he’s in the trustee pod and says he should be getting 3 for 1 . And he already has credit for 14 days as of today.. How could I find out a release date, or how long do you think until he’s released . Thank you.

  25. Holly

    Hello,
    My husband is serving 45 days but said he is going to get 3:1. Where do I look up the remaining fines and where do I pay them? Thank you

    • admin

      Holly – Call the front desk where the officers are. That number is 210-335-6300.

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  26. Alma

    My wife went to court at 9 am Thursday and the judge released her on probation. No monitor, and it’s Saturday and when we call the atty and court said they already sent the paper work. But the 335-6201 number, they say they got no paper work on her. Who can I call that can help us. Because so that you understand my question more she had agreed to go to sat if for 3 month’s. But we hired a lawyer and Thursday at 9am judge grant her release but back on probation. And they don’t say anything about any holds and she ain’t getting the monitor. So where just trying figure out what’s going on. We call the jail at 335-6201 and they tell us to call the court but we already did and court said they sent the paper work as of yesterday again. So please let me know who else I can contact to fix this delicate matter. Thank you for you’r time.

    • admin

      Alma – You need to contact the lawyer you hired. He will be able to track down where the paperwork is so it can be processed.

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  27. Darlene

    My husband got sentenced to 3 years he’s already served 2 months prior to his 3 year sentence he’s been in their 2 weeks as a trustee since August 2 is he getting 3 for 1

    • admin

      Darlene – We are not the Bexar County jail. We are a private website that tries to help people who have to deal with the Bexar County jail. You will have to contact the jail for information specific to a particular inmate.

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    • admin

      Michael – The way it has been explained to us is the Courthouse sends the paperwork over at 7:00 pm. It is then processed in the order it is received. They try to get people placed into release status before midnight on the day the judge signs the release paperwork.

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  28. Adrian

    Husband went to court.judge said he will do 8 months but release papers says “until further notice” he has been in there a month and is a trustee is their a possibility he wont have to do the whole 8 months since its not on the paper?

    • admin

      Adrian – It’s very possible that he won’t have to do the full 8 months since he is a trustee. Contact the officers at the Front Desk to see if they have any information on how much credit he is receiving as a trustee.

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  29. Maryjane

    My Son has served 5 months in TDC. Has returned for court and from what I understand has to Serve 4 more months at a Place called MIOF,since he is Disabled. Then he will be Released on Shock Probation but It has Already Been A Month that hes been waiting at Bexar County Jail! And ALL this Time IS NOT COUNTING FOR NOTHING! Whom do I contact or Where should I Go to get Answers.He needs to continue Treatments from his Dr.s And take the Right Prescriptions.

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        Maryjane – Thank you for your kind words and your referral. It’s good to know that the hard work we put in is appreciated.

  30. Mary

    After being sentenced to isf by the parole board is it possible that the inmate get transferred from county to a transfer facility before going to the isf facility? If so, how long will they stay at the transfer unit before going to the isf facility if they are already assigned a facility to go to?

  31. Mandy

    By bf had court yesterday aat 9 am how long does it take tonget released if he was granted that hes been in their since August 30 for a 3ed degree felony will the jail be able to tell me if hes gettn released or not i have not heard anything from him.

    • admin

      Mandy – The jail can’t even begin the release process until the court sends the paperwork. Then the inmates are processed in order starting with the top of the stack.

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  32. Monique

    My husband was transferred around 3pm to main jail how long does booking take. I’m trying to setup visitation but he’s not in system yet.

    • admin

      Monique – Depends on how busy they are but is normally 6 – 8 hours.

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  33. C.Brown

    Hello Im so confussed and a mad momma This Texas system sure isnt CA ok So my son gets first ever in life 33 yts old nevereven had a ticket he seen what dope did and never used but did smoke weed legal in Ca so he goes to texas meets a girl she uses meth he getts started snorting it and they split up he has at that time been doing it about 6 mnths weekends or when ever she leaves him he starts using more and more and the story goes like evryone elses he comes home to CA she crys and begs him to go back he does cause shes the one momma yea ok he getts there finds out she has no were to stay and she lost her job so there sleeping in his camper in the truck at diffrent places shes fighting with him leaves poilice pull up ask to search he says sure they find in a box of women clothes and papers a purse theres a pipe and residue they arrest him he tells them do i look like i carry a purse he is totally tattooed cause thats what he does is tattoo work plus he likes them so the bitch that she is stands in the restraunt cause thats were she was working and he had pulled up and was gonna wait for her falls a sleep then they get him.

    He goes to jail know remeber he has never been in but he was raised with herion addict parents that have been in most of his life they both know have 18 yrs sober he is told after waiting in jail for 6 mntsh with no court the public defender calls his aunt (Me) as his mom had a horriable mental break down after her husband died so ok also he dont realy spell barley can read as he never went to school much as his parents never made him go any ways attorney calls us after all this time and says they got him a great deal and what had taken so long was they didnt believe at his age he had such a clean recorde so they were running state checks and found nothing but a parking ticket so attorney who is rude and very mean to his mom that speaks slow and u can tell she has mental issues he says i got him a deal hes going do do a out patient programe and get probation he will be let outafter court.

    Well so he goes to court the attorney he has never met walks up says sighn this he says so of course he sighns it remeber he cant read he getts to jail shows one of the old timers thats says hell no buddy u just sighned up for a very extensive programe 400 miles away u get no visits and u have no communication with your family no one for 6 mnths his mom wont make it so he sends the papers and callls the family crying a grown man and says they messed me over we all get right on the phone calling and get ahold of the attorney who says its best for him and tell ur nephew and other family to quite calling me im done with all of u we were like u said he was getting out hes never been in trouble and why can they talk the way they do to his mom is not ok.

    So know its been 3 mnths hes still at the jail and we called today they only have 9 jail beds and have no one leaving for a while we asked to go back in court no u cant he excepted the deal when no he excepted what he thought was a reg programe like this is one of a kind it says this is a programe for seriouse drug offenders this is his first time someone please we are all in calif he has no one in texas we were getting his probation moved her cause the dump truck attorney said er recieving the drs letter about his mom they should defintly let him move home and do his stuff in calif and there willing to except him but since the last court in aug 3 no one will answer our calls write us back what can we doo him he even was working trying to keep busy and when he first went into court before he even had a attorney he told the judge Sir I have made a huge mistake and know im wrong and i do want to make this right and i know recovery from being around it his whole life.

    Matter of fact he has done 2 6 mnth in patient mom and son programes in calif they will let u have your son if u only have 1-2 children after u been at the programe for 3 mntsh your kids can come live with u so he has had a part of hwta in patient is and thats what we thought if they offered him a in patient he said to take a 90 day in patient he was willing to take that if he was offered that cause he has alot of shame on using he has always been the one we always knew would never use but like i tell every dont ever think it cant or wont happen cause it can so know what can we do another thing the programe there trying to give him he would have no support and as everyone knows thats a huge part of recovery and when everyone is getting family visits or outing he will be there alone it is sad know if he could come here and do a programe he would have tons of support 5 family members that r drug counslors and another 15-20 of us in recovery and the rest is just normal people taht would still be there for him please some one help me help him and any and all replys are very welcome its hard when your not from the state and know nothing about the laws there so please help thank u for your time

    A VERY SCRARD AND CARING FAMILY

    • admin

      C.Brown – We are very sorry to hear what happened to your son. We are not the Bexar County jail. We are a private website that tries to help people to deal with the jail. Unfortunately your problem is with the court system. We suggest you contact the court you son was sentenced in to see if they can help. Call Central Records at 210-335-6201. Ask them to look up your son and to tell you in what court his case was heard. Then ask for the phone number for that court. If any of our readers have more suggestions please give them. Thank you.

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  34. Cassandra

    My fiancé is in jail for 6 months buy his attorney told me he will get out soon for credit time in jail ? When would that be ?

    • admin

      Cassandra – We are not the Bexar County Jail. We are a private website that tries to help people deal with the jail. You need to contact the jail. Try Central Records at 210-335-6201.

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