The mission of the Bexar County Adult Detention Center is:
To deliver detention services and operations necessary for the protection of society, provide a safe environment to the staff working in the building, and maintain the proper well-being of incarcerated persons.
To provide an environment for incarcerated persons in which correction of behavior is possible if the individual so desires. Such an environment shall include the protection of the incarcerated person from victimization within the facility.
To provide an environment for incarcerated persons that maintains the appropriate due process and internal legality necessary to protect an individual’s constitutional rights.
To return the offender to society in a condition (physically, mentally, or any other manner) no worse than when the prisoner came into the facility.
To provide the courts, upon request, with information to and in sentencing decision.
To provide the necessary levels of security, appropriate detainee classification, and staff training to safely accomplish the preceding objectives.
Total Detention Center Capacity (Main Facility and Annex): 4,563 detainees
The average jail detainee population is approximately 3,500 daily.
Main Detention Center Facility
2,830 Bed Capacity
2,440 Single/Double Cells
140 Work Release/Low Risk
Detention Center Annex
1,733 Bed Capacity
1,656 Dormitory Style Beds
51 Single Cell/Lockdown
The staff is led and directed by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in the public interest. Medical care is provided by University Health Systems, Correctional Health Care Services. Detainee and staff food services are provided by Aramark.
Adult Detention Center Unique Features
Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) posted 24 hours daily in each facility.
Classification Section can identify all problem detainees. Can coordinate with other facilities. Segregates difficult detainees.
Access from all major highways, international airport, military airfields, and major medical centers. Fire/EMS response two blocks away. Emergency room within eight blocks. University Clinic within two blocks.