Category: Info For Inmates
Jails in Texas are subject to the rules set by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. We’ve gotten complaints from family members of inmates having to sleep on the floor… Continue reading "Filing a Complaint with TCJS"
We have retyped the official Inmate Handbook to make it easier to read. This handbook was published in 2013 and is the most current version. Some of the information in… Continue reading "Inmate Handbook for the Bexar County Jail"
Everyone knows that bad things can happen in a jail environment. One of those things is sexual assault. Once a sexual assault claim is made, a PREA outcry, the jail is… Continue reading "Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)"
Inmates are capable of visiting each other under certain circumstances. To begin with there must be one of the four following relationships: husband/wife, parent/child, grandparent/grandchild and siblings. Then there has… Continue reading "Inmate to Inmate Visit"
The Electronic Monitoring and GPS programs are part of pretrial services (the same area that handles PR bonds). These are court ordered programs. The judge decides the level of supervision… Continue reading "Electronic Monitoring & GPS"
Inmates with disabilities have access to talking books, some books in Braille, TTY/TTD communication devices and to sign language interpreters. All inmate areas, including those for religious purposes, are wheelchair… Continue reading "Disabled Inmates"
The arts program is not always available. I’m not sure if this is a funding issue, a lack of volunteers issue or maybe both. When it is available it is… Continue reading "Art Program"
Inmates are allowed to take classes to further their knowledge. Classes available are Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Literacy; English as a Second Language; and Basic Computer Keyboarding & Application. Basic… Continue reading "Education Services"
Naturally when an inmate goes to court he wants to give the best impression he can. One of the ways this is done is to wear regular clothes rather than… Continue reading "Clothes For Court"
For Inmates: When an individual gets arrested it’s not really unusual that they miss some of the information that is given to them. This does not mean that they have… Continue reading "Getting Basic Information"
The Bexar County Jail has chaplains that minister to the inmates. They preach regarding Christianity rather than the different religions. They also offer bible classes. There is a chapel in… Continue reading "Religious Services"
An inmate can receive a special diet due to his religious beliefs. They are vegetarian diets. Religious diets don’t fall in the same category as medical diets. If an inmate… Continue reading "Religious Diet"
The MATCH/PATCH Program stands for ‘mothers and their children’ and ‘papas and their children’. This program helps incarcerated parents to become better parents. Classification screens inmates who apply to be… Continue reading "MATCH/PATCH PROGRAM"
UPDATE. Aramark is no longer the vendor for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Keefe will be the new vendor. The Sheriff’s Office is trying a new program that allows families… Continue reading "UPDATE Food Gift Packages – ACCESS SecurePak"