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.

276 thoughts on “Release From Jail

    • admin

      Eli – No. That information is not part of the Magistrate listing. Call Central Records at 210-335-6201. They will be able to give it to you if it is available in their system. They are open 24/7.

  1. Anthony

    If I call and I have the SID#, what info can they give me? I want to find out if there is a release date or hearing date. My girl was jailed “rwob” reprimanded without bond.

    • admin

      Anthony – You will get basic arrest information with a sid number. For court information you will need to call the court her case is set to be heard in. RWOB stands for Remanded without Bond. We know all those acronyms can be confusing. We have a post titled “What Do Those Letters Mean” in the category of “Extra Information”. We hope it’s helpful for everyone.

    • admin

      Michelle – It doesn’t matter what type of bond it is. Once it is posted then the release process begins. It’s the same for everyone.

  2. cristy

    My brother was arrested on a DWI first offense he has been in jail since October 17, 2012. His 8th month year old daughter just passed away and the funeral is on Friday and Saturday and I wanted to ask if he could get released early or if he can be released to attend the funeral. He is supposed to get released in March of this year.

    • admin

      Cristy – Our condolences on the loss of your niece. It is possible for an inmate to be taken to attend a funeral but it’s not easy. We don’t monitor this site daily so we are late with our answer for you. What you would have needed to do was call the Front Desk at 210-335-6300 and ask to be transfered to the Shift Commander.

  3. Jane

    Hi, my husband is suppose to be lease from bexar county jail next Saturday however he told me that it could be at 2 in the morning ? Do they actually release people that late at night?

  4. john

    my friend was just sentenced to 1 year in state jail, which actually translates to 8 mos with time served (all at bexar county), will they eventally transfer her somewhere else? Or will she fulfill her entire sentence in bexar county? Thank you

    • admin

      John – That’s hard to tell. If the sentence is to go to state jail they normally get transferred to the Dominguez Unit but with so little time left to serve it may not be worth it. It’s possible a bed won’t be available and she may end up doing her full time at the Bexar County jail.

  5. mary

    IF MY WIFE IS SERVING A SIX MONTHS SENTENCE .AND HAS TO PAY 2000 DOLLARS. SHE GOT ARRESTED ON 10/10/13.NOW THE TIME SHES BEEN THERE DOES IT COUNT AS DAY BY DAY OR 2 FOR 1 OR ECT.

    • admin

      Flores – Those tickets should be handled in the Justice of the Peace’s court. You will need to contact that precinct for the information.

  6. Crystal

    My. Husband was not fed the first day he was there nor given his medication! Isn’t tht illegal or something? Any way how long does it usually take to release an inmate? I’m from out of town n want to knw more less how long I will b waiting

    • admin

      Crystal – Texas Jail Standards states an inmate must be given three meals within a 24 hour period. Now the meal can be just a sandwich and maybe a piece of fruit but they still must be fed. The medication issue is a lot more complex. We are not able to give you an answer without knowing the full circumstances.

  7. VICTORIA

    LOVED ONE WAS SENTENCED TO A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITY BUT HOW DO I FIND OUT THE LOCATION AND RELEASE DATE? WHY WOULD THEY SUGGEST THAT? WHY WOULD THEY NOT ALLOW ANY KIND OF CONTACT WITH FAMILY DURING THE PROGRAM PERIOD??

    • admin

      Victoria – Your best bet is to contact the court that the inmate was sentenced in. They should be able to answer those questions. We don’t know what the judge took into consideration.

  8. atm

    My huband is in bexar county and has a 25 year sentance is it true Im going to need to get a landline so he call call home to talk to his kids when they tranport him.

    • admin

      ATM – We’re not exactly sure what you are saying. While he is at the jail he can make calls to a cell phone. Some cell phones have problems with this. You can contact the place that sold it to you to ask how to set it up so it can receive the calls. As far as during transport, he will not be able to receive calls. Once he gets to the State prison he is assigned to he will be able to receive calls again. I doubt you are required to have a landline but you would have to call that facility. We only deal with the Bexar County jail.

    • admin

      Joyce – Contact Central Records at 210-335-6201. If the information is in their computers they can give it to you. They don’t always have the information. Seems it may take some time to get the paperwork from the Courthouse.

  9. angi

    If my husband on his court date is released does he get transported back to facility which is 2 hours away. What happens if I cannot drive that far will he get a bus ticket.

    • admin

      Angi – Is he being housed at the other facility for Bexar County or did he get sent there because they had a warrant for him? It makes a difference.

  10. Ana

    My boyfriend is getting released the 23rd will he be able to make a call rather then using icsolutions account so i can pick him up?

  11. Angelica

    My husband was arrest on Jan 22, 2014 on a parole violation. He went to his hearing and was sentence to 60 days to is I believe they gave him his good time from when he got arrested but not sure.will he be transferred still. He discharge on may 8th. His parole officer not telling me when his release date is. I’m needing surgery and can’t do it without him..

  12. Angelica

    My husband was arrest on Jan 22, 2014 on a parole violation. He went to his hearing on February 14 and was sentence to isf I believe they gave him his good time from when he got arrested but not sure.will he be transferred still. He discharge on may 8th. His parole officer not telling me when his release date is. How can I find out when his release date is

    • admin

      Angelica – They are probably waiting for space to open up so he can be transferred. Can he wait so long that he fulfills his sentence before ever getting to ISF? Yes. In that case he would be released by the jail but only after the State has indicated to them to release him. They have to wait for the State to decide.

  13. Felicia

    My boyfriend is at glossbrenner and they put a hold on him for a month and now hes been sitting there for two months after finishing the program whom can i talk to to see whats going on with him and when he would be getting out?

    • admin

      Felicia – Bexar County put a hold on him? If so, that usually means he has a warrant out of Bexar County. Unfortunately, the new Sheriff’s administration has decided not to give out any warrant information. This makes it very hard on people who are trying to get information so they can post bond. We feel it was a very poor decision on the part of Sheriff Pamerleau.

  14. joe

    MY QUESTION IS , I HAVE A BROTHER SITTING IN JAIL ALMOST GOING IN A MONTH, HE WAS ENTENCE TO 90TO 120 DAYS INPAIENT DRUG TREATMENT, BUT THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY ARE JUST WAITING FOR A BED FOR HIM, SO HOW LONG DOES IT NORMALLY TAKE TO GET A BED OR A TRANSFER TO THE FACILITY ?

  15. Desiree

    My brother was sentenced 5 -10 days in county and then 4 months in rehab .. He’s been in county for 23 days. Is this typical of our LOVELY system?

    • admin

      Desiree – Yes it is typical. The problem is that so much money has been cut for programs like rehab and mental health. The County cannot transfer until a bed/opening becomes available.

  16. Denise

    My husband was sentenced to 1 year for a DWI probation violation yesterday in CC6. Will he do day for day or 2 for 1? And how can I find out his release date with his current days credited?

    • admin

      Denise – It all depends on how the judge listed the sentence. Did he allow for credit or did he give time in addition to the time already served? Did he specify the inmate was not eligible for 2 for 1? And even if nothing was mentioned regarding 2 for 1 getting that depends on his behavior during his time there. If he gets into trouble he can do straight time.

  17. joe

    CAN AN INMATE WAITING TO BE TRANSFER TO A DRUG TRAETMENT CENTER , WAITING FOR A BED, CAN HE BE RELEASE ON A WORK RELEASE PROGRAM IF HE STILL HAS A JOB, AND THE EMPLOYER IS WAITING FOR HIM TO BACK TO WORK WHILE HE WAITS FOR A BED.

    • admin

      Joe – Those decisions are made by the judge and should have been asked for by the inmate’s attorney. We recommend that you contact his attorney to see what more can be done.

  18. chloe

    My fiancé was sentenced 2 years and is currently at bexar county annex. its been about 45 days. how long does it take for them to transfer him to the actual prison??

    • admin

      Chloe – It depends on TDCJ. TDCJ will approve the transfer when they have room. Sometimes a prisoner ends up doing all his time in the County Jail.

  19. steph

    My husband had court at 10am today, and according to his attorney told me previously he was set to be released. However, when I called central records and court 227 they had no information on his release or the outcome of the hearing for him at all, but did show he was in court. I want my husband home and the court appointed attorney hasnt returned my calls/emails can u please help? how is it that he can be in court, yet “nothing” was done with his case?

    • admin

      Steph – From what we are being told court paperwork is usually gathered and sent at the end of the business day. It then takes several hours while the jail goes through it to determine what is happening to who.

  20. nikki

    My husband was arrested yesterday but they have him with rwob if we get a lawyer. Is there a way the lawyer can get him.out?

    • admin

      Nikki – Not easy but not impossible. The lawyer needs to try to get the judge to issue a bond amount but the decision is completely up to the judge.

  21. monte1234

    My husband was sentenced 3years tdc hes been in county jail for 9 months how would i get parole to go talk to him or see how hes eligible a year would be 1/4 of his 3 years who can i talk to or hhow would i know gis release date

  22. Jrod

    My husband signed a 14 day extradition waiver for an out of state warrant, parole violation. Every place I’ve called tells me he doesn’t have a release date. He was arrested on July 8. Today was the 14th day.

    • admin

      Jrod – What this means is when he signed a 14 day waiver he was basically saying they could take longer than 14 days to come get him.

  23. Jennifer

    My brother went to court yesterday morning,the judge approved his request to be released on probation (8/5/2014). when I look online at Bexar County Clerk it says he has already been released but when I call the jail it says he’s still there? Just confused on if & when he will be released ?!

    • admin

      Jennifer – There is a delay of a few hours from the time he comes up as released in the computer system and when he is physically released. We are told that during the delay is when the inmate is being processed out. They are technically out of custody but are changing into their street clothes, getting their paperwork for court, getting their property and things like that.

      • Maria

        My boyfriend is rwob but he went to court and they gave him a 20000 bond and a gps and the system still says he is Rwob?

      • admin

        Maria – The jail has to wait for the paperwork from the courts. Sometimes that can take quite a while. It use to be several hours but now with the pandemic and everything being more difficult, we don’t know how long it will take. It wouldn’t surprise us if it took a day or more.

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    • admin

      Kandy Sue – Was he released into the custody of another agency? If so, you can call that agency. If he was released outright then there’s nothing we can do to help you.

    • admin

      Le – Go to our category Finding Arrested People. Once there click on Jail Activity Reports. The jail only lists the last seven days. That’s the most you will find online.

  24. ra

    My husband went in for parole violation he had to parole hearings at bexar county jail they have no evidence of what he did they saod reinstate but will come back within 30 days does anyone know how long it takes to get answer n get released

  25. Laura

    Help!! How do I know if my husband is getting 2 for 1 days??? He says he checks info at the Law Library in jail but when I call the main line and central records they say his release date is still 2015?

    • admin

      Laura – The way it was explained to us is that they do not give out the 2 for 1 (otherwise known as “good time”) information because there is always a possibility that something will change that. If an inmate causes problems the jail can make him do his straight time. If that happens Central Records does not have the details of why he’s doing straight time but they are the ones that have to deal with angry people when the inmate isn’t released early.

  26. irilenia

    My boyfriend had a court date for yesterday Jan 23 2015. He wasn’t able to see a judge due to missing file. He is a trustee getting 3 for 1. They have not reseted a court date. What happens next? Also do inmates get released on Saturdays?

  27. jds

    Okay, so my bfs court date was on Wednesday the 27th.
    The judge gave him 10 months, with credit for the time served which is 72 days. & he is a trustee doing 3 for 1.
    So does that mean he has technically done around 7 months? & only needs 3 months to go? But really 1 1/2 month with the 3 for 1? How does that work? How soon can he be released? Will his release date be available already? Its been 3 days since his court date.

  28. jdawnn93

    My bf got transferred to karnes county , from bexar county jail.
    He was a working trustee there doing 3 for 1.
    Do all those credits go with him to karnes county? & will he still b doing the 3 for 1??
    He only had a month to do w the 3,for one & already served 7 actual days there.

    • admin

      JDawn93 – Is he just being housed at Karnes County? Or is there a charge against him in Karnes County? If he’s just being housed for Bexar County then he will continue with the Bexar County guidelines. But in Bexar County 3 for 1 is usually for trustees. He will probably drop down to 2 for 1. If he is in Karnes County for one of their charges then it depends on what their standard is.

  29. Eva

    My husband has 31 jp warrants he was arrested Sunday morning and we cannot afford a lawyer. They are giving him 221 days. He is with the trustees. How soon will he be coming out?

  30. Webdaddy

    My son has been at Bexar County detention center since 1/10/2015. He received deferred adjudication on 2/4/2015 and was told he would be released the next day. That didn’t happen. During our visitation on Sat., 2/14/2015, he told me there was “paperwork” holding up his release. He says his attorney told him he’ll be released when he’s released. What can I do to find out what he delay is and get the process moving?

    • admin

      Webdaddy – Contact his attorney to find out what the problem is. Or try contacting the court to see what the stipulations were for the deferred adjudication. If one of them is wearing an ankle monitor it maybe that they are waiting to get that set up. There are other things that can hold up a release also.

  31. Mando

    My nephew got arrested for tickets and failure to appear. How long can he be held and is it possible for him to get time served. It was a speeding, no insurance and failure to appear warrant.

    • admin

      Mando – Contact the front desk at 210-335-6300 to find out how much credit a day your nephew will get and when he should be out. You don’t mention if the failure to appear is for the tickets or something else. If it is set at a misdemeanor B or above he can’t work that off like he can the tickets.

  32. Anna

    Just looked at my granddaughter case management I noticed it had a new post. This one has Alter& amended cond then beside that it has. V000 P000 20 I Cannot find what this refers to, it just about time for the baby to be delivered, I am a worried Grandmother

    • admin

      Anna – We’re not sure what that stands for either. Call Central Records at 210-335-6201 to see what they show in their computer. They are a 24/7 office.

  33. jess

    My husband is currently being housed at bexar county jail as a trustee awaiting transfer to state. Do they receive the 3 to 1 while in bexar and have it carry over with him wherever he goes. His offense was here in bexar county.

  34. brina

    My boyfriend was sentenced 9 months in bexar county but judge gave him 2 for 1 and his release date is 6-19-15 but now theyre saying its 11-5-15. They told him he’ll be out june 19 when will is actual date me because thisis the third different date they’ve given him i would really like to know whats going on

    • admin

      Brina – 2 for 1 is as long as they don’t get into any trouble. If the inmate gets into fights or causes other problems it can be straight time. I think they play it on the safe side by giving the later date so people don’t get mad if it ends up being straight time.

  35. gianna

    My husband was supposed to be released yesterday, but every time i call they say he is still there and have been given a down time yet. If his release date was yesterday, how long before he gets released?

  36. Abby

    My husband was arrested this morning, when I check online it says C Mag released. Then it also says he has RWOB. does that mean he was released? Or was he released to the main jail, I’m confused.

  37. tracy

    Can you please tell me if my boyfriend had 7 months left on a parole for a dui and now was called in for a parole violation. He went back to his p.o and they arrested him for the violation. He is in Bexar county. What can I expect to happen?

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