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Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Bexar County Texas

To find an inmate in the Bexar County Jail system there are two options.

  1. For inmates booked within the past 24 hours, go to the Bexar County Central Magistrate Search page.
  2. For inmates booked or sentenced prior to the past 24 hours, go to Vinelink.

Option 1:

Go to the Bexar County Central Magistrate Search page.

  • All inmates charged with a Class “B” crime or higher and booked within the past 24 hours will be listed alphabetically. Scroll down to find your inmate.
  • You can also narrow the list by entering the inmate’s first and last name in the search box.

Click on the inmate’s last name to view the following:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Inmate’s Birthdate
  • Inmate’s Gender
  • Inmate’s Race
  • Date & Time of – arrest, intake, and magistrate hearing
  • Disposition – (Released, Remanded, Bail Set)
  • Release Date/Time
  • Comments
  • Mag#
  • Charges
  • Bond Amount

Option 2:

Go to Vinelink and click on the state of Texas.

Choose “Texas Statewide”.

Click on the blue “Offenders” tab on the left of the page.

Click on “Choose Agency”.

From the dropdown menu, highlight, “Bexar County Jail” and click on it once.

Enter the inmate’s last name and first name and click the submit button.

The inmate’s name will appear as a blue link. If there is more than one inmate with the same first and name, they will each be listed as a blue link along with a birthdate. Use the birthdate to find your particular inmate.

Click on the inmate’s name.

You will then be shown the inmate’s information including his or her “offender number” which is the number you put on money orders and envelopes. You can also double check to be sure which facility is holding the inmate.


  • If you get “No offenders matching your criteria were found”, clear the name fields and only type in the first letter or two of the first and last names put a check in the “partial name” search.
  • Click submit.
  • The system is designed to pull all inmates whose names begin with those letters.

It is possible that you or the facility are slightly misspelling the inmate’s legal name. This method will pull everyone whose name begins with the one or two letters you typed in. From that list you can locate the inmate.

Inmate Information

  • Full Name
  • ID#
  • Birthdate
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Custody Status

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Bexar County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center in the city of San Antonio, Bexar County in the state of Texas.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center

If you are certain your inmate is in Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center, or at the very least in Bexar County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 210-335-6201 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Texas or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Bexar County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Bexar County Jail, either look them up here or call 210-335-6201 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Bexar County Jail until transport to a Texas State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Bexar County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Bexar County Jail Adult Detention Center and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Texas

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Texas. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.