17 Commerce Lane
Canton, New York 13617
Peggy Harper, Jail Administrator
Timothy Amo II, Assistant Jail Administrator
The St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility serves the public with an efficiently operated, secure and humane correction system. It uses innovation and technology in many ways, such as offering a credit card bail system to inmates and a notification system for crime victims to check on the release of prisoners. The Correctional Facility is headed by Sheriff Brooks J. Bigwarfe. Located in Canton, New York, the jail consists of:
Victim Information and Notification
Crime victims can use touch-tone phones to call VINE toll free 1-888-846-3469 to get information about convicted felony offenders in the custody of the NY State Department of Correctional Services or any of the 60 County Correctional Facilities in New York State. Or, they can go to VINE Link, the online version.
This information is free of charge and available around-the-clock.
St. Lawrence County Correctional facility has a new up to date inmate phone service. We have updated the new equipment and have a better billing system for inmates and their families. You may set up an account with GTL to receive collect calls from inmates by calling toll free at 1-866-230-7761. You can also visit the website at http://www.gtl.net/.
Bail can be posted twenty four (24) hours a day, seven days a week. Bail will be accepted by cash, credit card, or bail bond. The bail process may take some time so please be patient.
Visitation - Suspension of Secure Visitation
Effective November 23, 2020
St. Lawrence County has been experiencing a continual rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Sheriff Brooks Bigwarfe in consultation with the St. Lawrence County Public Health is temporarily suspending secure visitation at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility until further notice.
In order to ensure the safety of our inmates, staff and the public we will continue to consult with our Public Health Department to determine when secure visitation may be reinstated.
Clergy and attorneys needing access to parishioners or clients should contact 315-379-2367 to prearrange appointments for admittance for secure visitation, arrangements will remain at the discretion of the Sheriff.
Please check back for further updates on visitation.