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Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Mail


When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:

[Detainee’s Name and SID number]
[Living Unit location if known] + Bexar County Adult Detention Center
200 North Comal Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

All mail sent to an inmate at the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Main Phone: 210-335-6201

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies, Mail Instructions, what type of mail is NOT allowed, Rules for Mailing letters, photos, postcards, emailing an inmate, magazines, newspapers, books and packages to Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate receives his/her mail and not have it thrown away.

The Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center

Postcards

The Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes

The Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center also allows letters in envelopes to be mailed to inmates. The envelope and letter should not be altered by stickers, lipstick, glitter or other substances. If it is, it will be returned to sender or discarded and the inmate will not receive it.

Inmates are not limited in the amount of mail they receive as long as it complies with the jail policies.

Send to:

Inmate name and SID number (click here to obtain that number)

Bexar County Adult Detention Center

200 N. Comal Street

San Antonio, TX 78207

To confirm that the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center still allows letters in envelopes call 210-335-6201 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.

Newspapers

Subscriptions to newspapers are allowed as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher to the jail with the above required address information including the inmate’s name and SID number.

Magazines

Subscriptions to magazines are allowed as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher to the jail with the above required address information including the inmate’s name and SID number.  The jail does not view sites such as Amazon.com as a publisher. You also cannot have a bookstore mail it to the jail.

Books

Softcover books are allowed as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher to the jail with the above required address information including the inmate’s name and SID number.  The jail does not view sites such as Amazon.com as a publisher. You also cannot have a bookstore mail it to the jail.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center standards will be disposed of.

Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

To confirm that the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 210-335-6201.

Care packages

This jail contracts with a third-party vendor so you can purchase care packages for the inmate and have them delivered. Care packages are pre-bundled assortments of food, personal hygiene items, etc.

Click here to see the packages and register an account so you can choose one to send to the inmate.



Mailed Items NOT Allowed

If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter, postcard or greeting card it won't get through.

However as stated above, because of the increased smuggling of drugs, more and more jails are only allowing pre-stamped or metered, solid color or white postcards to be received by inmates.

Examples of prohibited items include:

Stamps and stickers.

Musical greeting cards.

Altered mail such as perfumed or lipstick covered.

Paper with any type of stains such as grease.

News clippings.

Crayon, felt tip or hand painted drawings.

Call 210-335-6201 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

[Detainee’s Name and SID number]
[Living Unit location if known] + Bexar County Adult Detention Center
200 North Comal Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

All mail sent to an inmate at the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and discarded.

To confirm the mailing address and/or any new policies regarding inmate mail call 210-335-6201 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center

Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.

Send no more than six photos at one time.

Polaroid Photos are prohibited.

Photos with cardboard backs are prohibited.

Photos of weapons are prohibited.

Photos of drugs, the consuming of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.

Photos of lewd behavior or people exhibiting too much skin is prohibited.

Call 210-335-6201 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.



Important Mail Tips

Mail is always scanned and inspected for contraband, obscenity and other rule infractions.

Mail is delivered to inmates Monday through Friday of each week.

It will not be delivered on national or state recognized holidays.

Assume that everything you write will be read by jail staff and can and will be used against you or your inmate in court.  

Never write anything about the inmate's court case you wouldn't want read aloud in court.

Mail is considered by the jail to be a privilege. Any violations of the mail policies can result in the inmate's mail privileges being suspended.

The introduction of contraband by you into the jail through the mail could result in criminal charges being filed against both you and the inmate.

Click here to view contact information for the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center.



Emailing an Inmate

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your Smart Phone, computer or tablet whenever you wish.

In addition, you don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence much more quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staff likes it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filter program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones has been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call 210-335-6201 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

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