How to search for Bexar County Jail inmates by name

If you’re looking for a friend or a loved one arrested or detained by Bexar County, you’ve com to the right place. We take you through all of the available resources you’ll need to locate and find whoever you’re looking for.

If you’re searching for recent arrest records, Bexar County (located in San Antonio, Tx) offers free access to the Central Magistrate database. This database provides a list of all people arrested for a Class B offenses or higher. The database is only available for those arrested in the last 24 hours, so you have to be quick when conducting your search.

This database allows you to drill down into the specifics of criminal records. For example, you can find the criminal’s full name, date of birth, date of arrest, a description of the offense, and how much the bond is for their release.. Just follow these three simple steps to find anyone arrested in the past 24 hours:

Step 1: Type in:

Step 2: Narrow your search by name or type of offense.

Step 3: When you’ve found who you are looking for, simply click on their name to discover all of the details of their crime and how much their bail bond is. If you want to post bond, bonding agencies will typically charge you 10% of the bond amount. So, if you’re dealing with a $5,000 dollar bond, you will be expected to pay $500 dollars for the release of your inmate.

What if the person I’m looking for isn’t listed?

If the person you are looking for isn’t listed or arrested longer than 24 hours ago, there’s a slightly different process that you follow.

First, you should review the Bexar County “Jail Activity Reports.” If an inmate is located in a Bexar County jail, you should be able to locate them using this report. Click on the latest date available and open the file. A raw data file lists all of the names located in jail to include: Why people are in prison, those released on bail, and the value of their bail bond. The file also includes whether or not the inmate is on probation, or released on probation.

The file will also include Bexar County court records as well as all outstanding (known) warrant records. This is absolutely the best way to conduct an arrest records search. The criminal records found in this report aren’t exactly easy to read, but you may be able to pull and sort crime data by re-organizing the file into a spreadsheet. You can also hit “control f” on your keyboard to search on a name or particular offense. You’ll should study the report a little better to understand all of the acronyms used inside of the database.


Will my identity be protected when I pull the Bexar County Jail Activity Report?

The short answer is yes! Since you do not have to create a user account to pull the jail activity report, you should feel safe that your search is anonymously.

What if I still can’t find who I’m looking for?

First, you should submit a Public Information Act request to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on their public website. You can also visit the Bexar County District Clerk’s office at Paul Elizondo Tower, 101 W Nueva, Suite 217 in San Antonio Texas. If you prefer to call, you can reach them at 210-335-2113.

Bexar County arrest warrants and court records are available to the public; however, there are some restrictions on who can access these records. Court records are open to the public– but there may be some restrictions when requesting sensitive information related to ongoing investigations or information that would violate the rights of victims.

Are females detained at Bexar County Jail?

Yes, Bexar County Jail is a co-ed facility and females as well as male inmates reside at this prison.

FAQ: Bexar County Jail

How many inmates are in the Bexar County Jail?

As of June 2019, the Bexar County Jail housed 2,737 inmates. This number fluctuates daily as new inmates come in and others are released.

What are the most common crimes committed by inmates in the Bexar County Jail?

The most common crimes committed by inmates in the Bexar County Jail are burglary, theft, assault, and drug possession.

How long do inmates stay in the Bexar County Jail?

The length of time an inmate stays in the Bexar County Jail depends on the crime they are charged with and whether they are awaiting trial or have been sentenced. Inmates who are awaiting trial typically stay in jail for a few days to a few weeks, while those who have been sentenced may stay for months or even years.

What is the average daily population of the Bexar County Jail?

The average daily population of the Bexar County Jail is 2,500 inmates.

What is the capacity of the Bexar County Jail?

The capacity of the Bexar County Jail is 3,000 inmates.

What is the racial makeup of inmates in the Bexar County Jail?

Approximately 60% of inmates in the Bexar County Jail are Hispanic, 30% are white, and 10% are black.

What is the gender breakdown of inmates in the Bexar County Jail?

Approximately 85% of inmates in the Bexar County Jail are male and 15% are female.

How often do inmates leave the Bexar County Jail?

Inmates typically leave the Bexar County Jail when released on bail, when their sentence is up, or when transferred to another facility.

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