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

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

Kevin M. Wells - Sheriff

Brooks J. Bigwarfe - Undersheriff

Barbara Carbone - Secretary to the Sheriff


St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 

Correctional Facility Visitation Schedule / Property

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 with the Intake Officer at time of admission to the facility or thru the Housing Unit Officer once the inmate has been placed in a housing unit. 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.

**Effective October 1, 2017 the visitation schedule will be as follows:**



E – Unit
3:30 –  4:30 PM
C – Unit
3:30 –  4:30 PM
F- Unit
3:30 –  4:30 PM
D – Unit
5:15 – 6:15 PM
E – Unit
5:15 – 6:15 PM
C – Unit
5:15 – 6:15 PM
F – Unit
6:45 – 7:45 PM
D – Unit
6:45 – 7:45 PM
E – Unit
6:45 – 7:45 PM
C – Unit
8:30 – 9:30 PM
F – Unit
8:30 – 9:30 PM
D – 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Inmates and visitors will remain seated in their designated seats at all times.
  • Only two (2) visitors at once - this does not include one (1) child up to the age of five (5).
  • Visitor under eighteen (18) years of age will be accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
  • If you leave the contact visitation room for any reason during the contact visitation time, re-entry will be denied and the visit terminated.
  • During an emergency, remain seated and follow the direction of the Correctional staff.
  • No passing of items
  • No foul, obscene language or loud or boisterous conduct will be tolerated
  • No food, drink, gum or candy
  • No electronic devices, cell phone, cameras or other recording devices
  • No pets
  • Nothing above mid-thigh (shorts or skirts). No splits above mid-thigh.                                    
  • No tube tops, low cuts tops or halter tops. No midriffs (shirts must cover the waist line).
  • No see-through or torn garments
  • No hooded sweatshirts, jackets or coats
  • No hats or headgear
  • No hair accessories
  • No scarfs and/or shawls
  • No accessories (watches, bracelets, broaches, pins or clips)
  • No Sunglasses
  • No diaper bags, baby carriers, blankets, bibs, bottles or toys
  • No Personal Keys (facility locker key will remain in pocket at all times)
  • No Wallets/Handbags
  • No Weapons
  • No tobacco products, matches, lighter or drugs of any kind (prescription or otherwise)
  • No currency, checks or money orders. Money can be placed on an inmate’s account using the Kiosks located in the bail alcove.
  • 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.


The following items are allowed but must be purchased from and mailed to the facility by a company whose ordinary business includes the sale and shipping of such items.

  • 3 - Underwear or boxers (no long or thermal underwear)
  • 3 - Pair of socks
  • 3 - T-shirts (white only-no pockets or logos, no long sleeve, sleeveless or tank tops)
  • 3 - Bras (no underwire)
  • 1- Sweatshirt (orange only-no pockets or logos)
  • 1- Sweatpants (orange only-no pockets or logos)
  • 1 - Wedding band (no stones) if in possession at time of booking or otherwise approved by facility administration.
  • 1 - Religious medallion (no larger than one inch) and a narrow chain
  • 3 - Magazines (through personal subscription)
  • 1 - Newspaper (through personal subscription)
  • 1 - Pair Sneakers
  • 3 - Paperback books 
  • 2 - Educational books (if participating in educational courses only)
  • 1 - Hairbrush/comb
  • 2 - Coloring books
  • Sketching/drawing paper
  • Blue/black ink pens
  • Writing paper
  • Photographs (no Polaroid

The items listed may also be purchased by the inmate through the facility commissary program.

Money Drop-Off

The following methods will be utilized to deposit money into an inmates commissary account:

  1. Cash sent through the mail.   (No Service Fee)
  2. Money Kiosk Machine located in the Bail/Property drop room.  This kiosk allows family/friends to drop off money to an account twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. A service fee of $3.25 will be applied for each deposit (up to $200) made in cash and $4.95 for each deposit  ($20 - $100) made with a credit card to an account. This service fee is charged solely by the vendor and is in accordance with NYS Commission of Correction; Part 7016.2 of NYS Minimum Standards. A receipt will be issued to the inmate on the account and the person dropping off the funds.

Money can also be entered into an inmate's commissary account remotely utilizing Smart Deposit.  There are two ways to Pay:

You will need:

  1. Inmate Name
  2. Inmate's Number

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