BCSO: Man convicted of child sex assault beaten by fellow inmates after revealing his charges
A man sentenced more than a decade ago to 99 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child is recovering at a hospital after fellow inmates at the Bexar County Jail assaulted him, sheriff’s officials confirmed Friday.
New program to get mentally ill inmates held in limbo ‘competent’ enough for trial
There are 280 inmates at the Bexar County Jail that have been designated “incompetent to stand trial” because of mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, or other problems. If they can’t make bail, they’re stuck waiting for a bed in the heavily back-logged state hospital system.
Man tied up, tortured, injected with bleach prior to body being dumped behind Live Oak apartments, warrant states
A man whose body was found dumped behind vacant apartments in Live Oak last month was tied up, tortured and injected with bleach, a murder warrant obtained Thursday by KSAT Investigates shows.
Yet another Bexar County jail inmate dies in custody while held on low bond, criminal trespass charge
An inmate held at the Bexar County Jail for nearly half a year on a low level misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge died this month after suffering an apparent medical episode, BCSO officials conceded Friday.
Second Bexar County jail study focuses on morale improvements to fight staffing shortage
Though jail staffing was just one aspect of the review by American Correctional Consultants, it remains one of the primary focuses for commissioners, who approve millions of dollars for forced overtime at the jail every year.
BCSO deputy suspended after inmate found with loaded gun
Deputy Victor Jimenez III on March 10 brought a prisoner into the Bexar County Jail’s south tower for processing. The prisoner was then searched by a deputy from the agency’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) who found the prisoner in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, according to Jimenez’s suspension report.