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.

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      Tamera – He should only have to serve an additional 18 days.

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      • Tamera

        Ok so I also see that it said 60 days periodic imprisonment but now it says 46 days credit time served how will that go

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        Tamera – He will only need to complete 14 more days of time. If by periodic imprisonment they mean work release then the time he is incarcerated will count towards the last amount that is owed.

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      • Gilbert

        I can’t believe our Sheriff holds specials needs people the same as regular criminal’s they can’t answer questions that’s our asked inside the jail with out representation from a well trained staff member or family’s police should focus on hard criminals and thief’s . I plan to contact Acog.

      • Nicole

        My husband got 6 months state jail he also received 57 back time he was sentenced on Feb 27 2020. He still has not pulled chain to Dominguez unit.and cause of the CORONA VIRUS Dominiguez unit is not accepting any inmates from BEXAR County jail and he has 20 days left on his 123 day sentence. I’ve call Dominguez .Huntsville.Austin. BEXAR County and no one has a release date on him..Now BEXAR County jail is telling me he will not get released until he goes to Dominguez unit and all this time he’s waiting is deadtime??? Is this true??and his lawyer is no help.. What can I do?? Please help me

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        Nicole – Yes, the State facilities are still not accepting inmates from County facilities. We suggest you contact the court clerk for the court his case was heard in. Ask if the judge can be petitioned for additional credit. We recommend you do this once he has hit the full amount of time he was sentenced to and also ask if he can be released as judgment satisfied. That’s the only option outside of dealing with the attorney, that we can think of. There’s no guarantee they will do it but we are under extenuating circumstances with the coronavirus so they might. Good luck.

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  1. Sabrina

    I got a call about my husband getting released for the work release program but now I’m calling back to get more information about it their saying he is not on the list. How long does it take for him to get on the list??? And when can I go get him to go to work???

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      Sabrina – Were you speaking to the people in Work Release or someone else? Call Work Release at 210-335-5082. If you can’t get ahold of anyone there try the officers at the Front Desk, 210-335-6300.

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    • Kristine

      How much time did he end up doing..my husband is similar to your husband..he also sentence to a year and was a trustee till he got hurt..

  2. Janet

    My husband was ordered to serve a 1 year sentence for a misdemeanor. He has been incarcerated since October 4 2017. Will he be released anytime soon ? And also he was a trustee until he got hurt does that count for some days till his release ? And would he be able to get out sooner than the date indicated.

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      Janet – We believe they are still doing 3 for 1. You should contact the officers at the Front Desk, 210-335-6300, to see if that’s what they are still doing. If so then he will only have to serve 4 months. He should be getting close to that.

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  3. Christine

    Hello. My daughter was sentenced to 6 months. Does anyone know how much she will actually serve? we have a hired attorney but he is telling us she only has a certain amount of days left, but on the kiosk in jail, it says something different. We are just really confused, have never been through this before 🙁

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      Christine – We believe they are doing 3 for 1 right now but it may be 2 for 1. What that means is the inmate gets credit for doing 3 days worth of time for every day she is actually there. Or in the second case 2 days worth of time for every day she is there. That doesn’t show up on the kiosk. That privilege can be taken away if an inmate causes problems or gets into any kind of trouble. Only the official time frames are listed in places like the kiosk.

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      • Debra

        My son was extradited from Bexar County to Travis county 3 months ago. He needs to know how to see if he got time served on the misdemeanor charge for Bexar County while serving time in Travis county.

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        Debra – He needs to speak to his attorney. That has now moved to the judicial side of his case. His attorney can verify it with the court.

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      • Yvonne

        Yes I have a few questions #1 question.
        Is it ok for any law enforcement officer have the right to search 4 times even if u told them. No,…. Then I want to know if you can get arrested 2 months from when the law pulled over my friend n I was in passenger seat and I was told to get someone w lic to drive vehicle cuz driver was going to jail . Yet idk what happen next thing I know th phn is yanked out of my hand I told them what are they doing n I told them they did not have the right to treat me bad plus my face masked was pulled I told them not to take it off they laugh n told me I had other things to worry about. I also told them they could not search me or my bag . They still did what they wanted .

      • admin

        Yvonne – These are legal questions. We do not have the right to answer them. You need to speak to an attorney. From what you state, it does sound like there may have been some problems with whwat happened to you but it would take an attorney to make the legal determination.

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  4. Kaitlyn

    My bf was said to be released yesterday by the judge around 11 am its now 3:12 am the next day and nothing. What is going on?

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      Kaitlyn – You need to contact Central Records at 210-335-6201 to ask them if there is a hold on him.

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  5. Marie

    If my son made parole for his prd .. And its today.. When will he be let out…or can anything hold him back?

    Also..another qywstion plz.. How can a parole hold be uplifted if my son was granted parole a few days ago…

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      Marie – They try to get the person out the day they receive the paperwork. Pardons and Parole have to pull their hold to get it lifted.

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        Krystal – We wish we could give you an answer. We used to be able to but under Sheriff Salazar the process has turned into a mess. We have no idea what they are doing now. I sincerely hope the citizens of Bexar County vote him out in the next election so someone can fix the mess he’s made.

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      • Jacqueline

        My husband is at satf APPLEWHITE was or is supposed to be there for 95 days
        Don’t know when is he going to be release? Because our kids really miss him
        Plus we need him home to help us with the support for our kids
        I can’t fix the vehicles and work at same time its hard. Plus feed my family of 5 kids plus myself. Working 40 hours week plus taking care of family, home ,and doing errands. J.y vargas

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        Jacqueline – We understand how hard it is on the family and friends of people who are incarcerated. It’s why we created this website, to try to help. However, we only deal with the Bexar County jail. That’s an Adult Probation facility. You need to call the Applewhite location for information. 210-631-0270. We know the holidays will be hard for your family without your husband present. We wish you the best.

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  6. Quisha

    My boyfriend was arrested on the 24th of this month and charged with assault.( misdemeanor) He’s never been in jail nor arrested. When will he be released. ?He’s still in jail

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      Quisha – If he has a bond amount then the bond can be posted and he can get out while he waits for his court date. If bond isn’t posted then he has to stay in jail until his court date.

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  7. Lana

    i have been sentenced to 5 days jail and will start my sentence this friday by 5:00pm. When i was arrested i was booked at 1:00am and i got out at 5:00pm. How much credit for time do you think i will get towards the 5 days/

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      Lana – You would need to call the officers at the front desk for that information. They are the ones that calculate time served.

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  8. Kristine

    My husband was sentenced to a year for a misdemeanor. He got sentence April 17 2018 .he has 64 days credit and has been a trustee since April 18th. I called the jail and they said his projected release date is September 12 ,2018.So how much time will he actually have to serve.

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      Kristine – Assume the longest time and hope for a shorter time. We believe they are doing 3 for 1 at the current time but if he gets into any kind of trouble it could be the full amount of time.

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  9. Michelle

    If a person is on parole and got arrested for substance that was not found on him but behind the glove box by the motor and rights weren’t read to us can we have it dismiss

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      Michelle – You are asking for legal advice. We are not attorneys. You need to contact an attorney to find out what can be done.

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  10. Michael

    My mom was arrested on Tuesday August 28th for trespassing. The Central Magistrate website said she was pending magistration, but it said CMAG Release Date/Time: August 28, 2018 at 16:00

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      Michael – More than likely it’s in the process of being updated or someone did a sloppy job in updating.

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  11. Colleen

    my boyfriend was given two years sentence but was told that he would get two for one time status and back time he was arrested July 10th and I believe he has like 15 days of Back Time he is also a trustee how would I find out when his first parole would be

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      Tee – You should keep calling Central Records. Once the inmate goes into release status it takes another 2 – 3 hours before actual release. That will help you to determine when to get there.

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      • John

        My was picked up 8pm on a warrant from 10 years ago i posted her bond arond 12:15 when i asked the person i turned her bond too they said it will take 24 hours to be released;how long will it really take?

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        John – It used to be pretty efficient. People were released within 4 – 5 hours. But under Sheriff Salazar it seems they are having a lot of problems. We are hearing complaints that it is taking longer than the 24 hours you were told.

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  12. Veronica

    My husband was sentenced to 9 mths on Friday 10/19. He was given credit for 252 days, the judge said he would be going home that day. He was not released so I called the jail and they said he has a GPS hold from his bond and nothing could be done until that hold was removed. I finally got a hold of someone yesterday and they removed the hold. When I called the jail this morning they confirmed that the hold has been removed but they said they have no release info for him yet. Could they be keeping him for the rest of the 9 mths?

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      Veronica – The jail has an overcrowding problem so I doubt they would keep him if they can release him. I would speak to his attorney to find out what’s happening. It may just be a matter of the paperwork not getting to the jail.

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      Val – We are beginning to think the people giving information just give out a very broad range. I understand that it all depends on how busy they are and that they are not in the booking area to know that but I wish they would be a little more accurate so family would know when to be there.

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  13. Samantha

    My fiance has been in bexar county jail for 32 days and had 3 days of time served credit. He went in for a 90 day sentence but was offered 2 for 1 and was told he would do 45 days. However they offered him trustee for a total of 3 for 1 making his time 30 days. I cant get any information through the calling center and they wont even allow me to file a complaint . I just want to know what’s going on.

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      Samantha – The Central Records (the call center) doesn’t have that information. You should contact his attorney to find out what’s happening.

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  14. Deedee

    I posted my husbands bound at 4 the jail didn’t get it till 7 how long we’ll it take for him to get out I was told any where from 18-30 hours from now why does it take that long

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      Deedee – It takes that long because the current sheriff is incompetent. It never took this long before under any other sheriff. I hope everyone who reads this blog is registered to vote and will vote for someone other than Salazar.

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      Nicole – I wish we could give you an answer. Under just about every other sheriff there was pretty much a standard timeline. Sheriff Salazar’s administration has destroyed any kind of normal process. We keep reading how he changed this or he changed that. You have to remember that this is a man doesn’t know anything about running a jail, even three years into running one. All that his changes have done is make the process more confusing, harder to tell what is going on, and easier for the officers to make mistakes. The only answer I can give is vote.

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      Cassidy – Contact the Front Desk to verify he is being released. 210-335-6300

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      • NICOLE

        Call CLASSIFICATION AT THE BEXAR COUNTY JAIL AND IF THEY DONT HAVE A RELEASE DATE CALL THE OFFICE OF JUDGE WOLFF N CLERK AT HIS OFFICE WILL FIND OUT THE EXACT DATE FOR YOU.SHE IS EXTREMELY NICE AND WILL HELP YOU ASAP

  15. D

    Hello..I’m writing here today because, my brother is currently in County. He’s been incarcerated since Nov 2019. He was just granted probation (Last Tuesday 3/31) and he still hasn’t been realesed. I’ve already spoken to Central Records multiple times and there are 0 holds on him. I even spoke to a sheriff and he basically said they are waiting for more court documents 🤦 seriously? A whole week later? I’m just wondering if anyone else has gone through this ? And if so what was the outcome? How long did it take you or your loved one to process out? Would appreciate any advice/feedback . Thank you

  16. APRIL

    SOMEONE I CARE ABOUT IS AT THE BEXAR COUNTY ANNEX AND HAS A TDCJ NUMBER. I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHEN THEY PAROLE OUT WITH THIS VIRUS GOING ON SINCE THEY ARE NOT PULLING CHAIN AND SHE IS ALREADY UP FOR PAROLE.

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      April – You need to contact her parole officer for that information.

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      Michele – Parole is a state level process. We only deal with county level. You would need to contact his parole officer to see if they can help you.

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  17. Monica

    My husband is in Bexar County Jail on a Parole Violation and no one seems to know when his release date is. I called his parole officer, the jail, tdcj, parole division, and no one can tell me anything. Please help.

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      Monica – What we are hearing is that because of the coronavirus hearings are not being held. Without a hearing to either reset the terms of his parole or to send him back to prison, they can’t do anything with him. We don’t know if this information that we were given is accurate. The person we spoke to said “I think…” this is what is happening but it sounds logical. We know the courts are still not having jury trials. It’s possible that they are not having hearings either.

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  18. Ruben

    My son had an arrest warrant served for missing a court date on July 7, 2020. (He remains in jail with a remanded with no bond, waiting for a bed for his transfer to a mental institution. A Psych eval declared him incompetent to stand trial on June 22. The question(s) I have are..Should he still be in jail for missing the court date? An if the reason he still remains in jail is “waiting for bed” who can I call to find out when that will happen. Also in my reading I came across a rule that ordered the “Department of State Health Services,” to transfer individuals who had been ruled incompetent to stand trial due to mental illness, to a state psychiatric hospital wihin 21 days of recieving a judge’s orders. Is this rule still current?

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      Ruben – Because of the pandemic, a lot of agencies are not accepting any transfers to their facilities. In addition, Governor Abbott is not allowing counties to release non-violent offenders. This is resulting in all kinds of problems. The jail is filling up at the same time as more and more deputies get infected and are absent from work. We are not attorneys at this website and therefore cannot give legal advice. But we can give an opinion. My opinion on the 21 day rule is that a rule, any rule, can probably be overridden during an emergency and we are definitely in a state of emergency. I Wish I could give you information that would help but I doubt there is much that can be done. Still, I would recommend you speak to your son’s attorney. He or she should be able to give you real information rather than the opinion I am giving you. Good luck to both you and your son.

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      Mary – It used to be that jail staff tried to get people out before midnight. Under Salazar, things have definitely slacked off and now with the pandemic, it’s just really hard to tell. Posters have said their people have stayed in up to two days after a judge has signed release paperwork. We have no way to verify that but when you have several people saying a similar thing, you have to wonder. We wish we could give you a better answer but until there is a sheriff who knows what he or she is doing, there will continue to be problems.

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  19. Jeau

    My husband got a technical violation while on parole & his PO said he wanted him to remain in jail til his discharge date which is 9-19-20. On that date he will no longer be on paper. Will he be released on that date like he would if he were in TDC? He has no pending charges…NOTHING. Can they keep him after that date? Actually if he was in TDC instead of county they would release him on Friday the 18th instead of Saturday the 19. I’m just wondering if they will try & hold him longer & say “waiting on parole paperwork”.

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      Jeau – The pandemic, and TDCJ’s refusal to take inmates from county jails, has really made things difficult to determine. We’ve heard some rumors about cases like this but we can’t substantiate them so the best we can say is, contact his attorney. Maybe the attorney can get a judge to order his release. As far as when he gets released, if they do decide to release him then he will be released on the scheduled day, which is the 9/19. The Bexar County jail’s intake and release section, like all county jails, is on a 24/7 schedule, not the 8 – 5, M – F schedule that the State is on.

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        Nicole – I wish I could agree with you here. It should be against the law, but I doubt it is. It’s probably similar to dead time. Dead time is not against the law and it happens all the time. Dead time is when an individual is being held while waiting to go to whatever facility the sentence decreed but while they wait, they do not get credit for that time. Individuals rarely have much of a chance when standing up against the weight of the government.

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  20. Ruben

    If an inmate is declared incompetent to stand trial and is placed on remanded without bond and is waiting to be transfeed to a mental facility is told the transfer will take 6 months or more. Can this person request to be bonded out during the waiting period or does this person have to sit in jail until the transfer occurs

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      Ruben – You can always ask but if someone is in jail for committing a crime and they have been declared incompetent to stand trial, I seriously doubt anyone is going to want to release the person on bond while waiting for space at a mental facility. It’s a matter of liability and public trust. The jail is no place for mentally ill people but unfortunately, our mental health services are not funded to support them properly.

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