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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    • admin

      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

      • admin

        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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  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???

    • admin

      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.

    • admin

      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 🙁

    • admin

      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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  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?

    • admin

      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…

    • admin

      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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  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

    • admin

      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/

    • admin

      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.

    • admin

      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

    • admin

      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

    • admin

      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

    • admin

      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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