Approved "care" packages can be ordered through ARAMARK's iCare Program and will be sent directly to the detainee. On the iCare Program homepage in the drop down box select "Bexar County Commissary (TX)" as the facility to mail to.
Mail is collected and delivered five (5) days per week (Monday through Friday) except on Federal holidays. Detainees may receive letters in any quantity; however, when contraband is mailed in letters (combs, cigarettes, non-acceptable or excessive photos, and other items deemed inappropriate or contraband, etc.) all of the contents of the mail will be returned to sender with a mail disposition notice indicating the reason the correspondence was not deliverable.
Any mail sent to a detainee after they are released or transferred will be returned to the sender.
Non-privileged correspondence: All incoming mail will be opened and inspected in the mail room. Polaroid pictures or any photo with a cardboard back are not allowed. Detainees are not allowed to possess more than six (6) photos and all correspondence containing more than six (6) photos will be returned to sender. Photos larger than 5” x 7” are not allowed.
Detainees are authorized to receive some publications such as books, magazines, and newspapers as long as they come from a publishing company. Adult magazines such as Playboy, Hustler, etc. are strictly not allowed. Any publications from family, friends, and local bookstores as well as internet sites are prohibited and all items will be returned to the sender.
Do not send cash, money orders, cashiers checks, or any other such item through the mail. The Bexar County Adult Detention Center Mail Room will return these items to the sender. Please review the Bexar County Inmate Trust Fund information on the Inmate Visitation page for information on how to send money to a detainee.
Certified mail service is available through the mailroom. The detainee is responsible for the required postage. Detainees housed in the Adult Detention Center may purchase stationary, envelopes, and postage stamps through the jail commissary.
Correct format for Detainee mailing address:
[Detainee's Name and SID number]
[Living Unit location if known]
Bexar County Adult Detention Center
200 N. Comal Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
Please remember that these guidelines are intended to assist in communicating with the detainee while they are incarcerated with the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. Should you need additional detailed information concerning detainee mail, please call 210-335-6867.