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 Visitation Schedule

Initial Visit

Upon their request, each inmate shall be entitled to receive one (1) non-contact (secure) visit within twenty-four hours (24) hours after their admission to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. Requests for initial visits may be arranged at time of admission to the facility. Initial visits will be made available at times not unduly disruptive to facility operations. For the purpose of this section, “times not unduly disruptive to facility operations” shall mean any time the facility is not in lock down status. Initial visits will be a maximum of thirty (30) minutes each.

Subsequent to the initial visit within twenty-four (24) hours of admission, inmates are required to submit to a P.P.D. (tuberculosis) test prior to any further visits, contact or non-contact, being granted.

Contact Visitation

Each inmate is entitled to two (2), one (1) hour visits per week. All visits are on a first come first serve basis by housing unit. No more than twenty (20) inmates and forty (40) visitors may occupy the contact visit room during any visitation period. This does not include one (1) child up to the age of five (5) who may accompany the visitor into the visitation room but must remain in the lap or held in the arms of the visitor only. 


F – Unit
8:30 –  9:30 AM
C– Unit
3:30 –  4:30 PM
E – Unit
10:00 - 11:00 Am
E – Unit
5:15 – 6:15 PM
C – Unit
12:00 - 1:00 PM
D – Unit
6:45 – 7:45 PM
D – Unit
1:30 - 2:30 PM
F – Unit
8:30 – 9:30 PM


All visitors must be on time or face being turned away.  Visitors who arrive late will not be allowed into the Contact Visitation Room.

  **All visit scheduling is subject to change**

 Rules for Contact Visitation

These rules apply to both inmates and inmate visitors. Failure to follow these rules will be grounds for disciplinary proceedings and termination of the visit.

v Visitors must provide valid photo identification. Acceptable identification includes:

·         Driver’s License,

·         Military I.D.,

·         Passport,

·         Social Security Benefit Card,

·         Non-Driver I.D. etc.


v Visitors will only enter the facility through the main lobby at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the scheduled  visitation time; the inner lobby door will be locked at that time and no one else will be permitted to enter


v Physical contact between visitors and inmates will be limited to a brief embrace and closed mouth kiss at the beginning and end of a visit


v Inmates and visitors will remain seated in their designated seats at all times


v Only two (2) visitors at once - this does not include one (1) child up to the age of five (5)


v Children under eighteen (18) years of age will be accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian.  Proof of guardianship must be supplied.


v If you leave the contact visitation room for any reason during the contact visitation time, re-entry will be denied and the visit terminated


v During an emergency, remain seated and follow the direction of the Correctional staff


v No items will be allowed to pass between the inmate and visitor


v No foul, obscene language or loud or boisterous conduct will be tolerated


v No food, drink, gum or candy


v No electronic devices allowed, to include:

·         Cell phone,

·         Smart watch,

·         Cameras,

·         Any other recording devices


v No pets


v Nothing above mid-thigh (shorts or skirts).  No splits above mid-thigh     


v No tube tops, low cuts tops or halter tops 


v No midriffs (shirts must cover the waist line)


v No see-through garments


v No hooded sweatshirts, jackets or coats


v No hats or headgear


v No hair accessories


v No scarfs and/or shawls


v No accessories (watches, bracelets, broaches, pins or clips)


v No sunglasses


v No diaper bags, baby carriers, blankets, bibs, bottles or toys


v No Personal Keys (facility locker key will remain in pocket at all times)


v No wallets/handbags


v No weapons


v No tobacco products, matches, lighter or drugs of any kind (prescription or otherwise)


v No currency, checks or money orders.  Money can be placed on an inmate’s account using the Kiosk located in the bail alcove


v Visitors can address Correctional staff with any questions regarding contact visitation


Warning:  You are subject to a search anytime you are on facility property.  Any visitor who introduces contraband into the facility will be subject to arrest and access to facility property for purposes of visitation and money drop off will be terminated.  Visitors suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit.

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