Sheriff's Office
48 Court Street
Building #8
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-379-2222
Fx: 315-379-0335

Brooks J. Bigwarfe - Sheriff

Sean P. O'Brien - Undersheriff

Coralee Barrett – Secretary to the Sheriff

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
Correctional Facility

17 Commerce Lane

Canton, NY 13617

(315) 379-2367


Jail Administrator: Peggy Harper

Assistant Jail Administrator: Timothy Amo II

About Us

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 Kevin M. Wells. Located in Canton, New York, the jail consists of:

  • inmates (16 years or older) accused of a crime or awaiting sentencing and
  • sentenced inmates who are committed to a term up to one year

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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.

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Inmate Information/Funds/Communications

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

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Posting Bail

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.

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Visitation Schedule

By allowing inmates to maintain contact with their families and friends thru periodic visits, both the inmate and the correctional facility benefit from improved inmate behavior during confinement.  It shall therefore be the policy of the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility that all inmates confined are entitled to periodic visits and such visits shall be permitted with the inmates consent.

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