Bexar County Jails are severely overcrowded. Over 40% of the County budget goes to housing inmates. We currently have 4,650 to 4,700 inmates in our jails, each costing the County over $20,000 per year.
This is why I pushed for the development of the Bexar County Re-Entry Council, joining Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston as the only cities in the state with a re-entry council. The Re-Entry Council is made up of over 60 stakeholders representing judicial, legislative, law enforcement, and social service stakeholders.