Office of the Sheriff  -  St. Lawrence County

Correctional Facility

17 Commerce Lane ~ Canton, NY  ~  315-379-2367




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

The jail complies with all local, state and federal legal requirements as well as nationally accepted professional correctional standards.

Directions to the Facility

FROM POTSDAM: Start out going West on NY-11B/Elm Street toward Lawrence Ave./US-11. Continue to follow Elm Street. Turn Right onto US-11/NY-56/Market Street. Turn Left onto US-11/Sandstone Drive. Continue to follow US-11. Turn Left onto Gouverneur Street/US-11. Turn Right onto Commerce Lane.

FROM OGDENSBURG: Start out going Northeast on Fine Street toward Congress Street. Turn Right onto State Street. State Street becomes NY-812. Turn Left to take the RT-37/RT-812 ramp. Merge onto NY-37/NY-812. Turn Right onto NY-68. Turn Right onto Gouverneur Street/US-11. Turn Right onto Commerce Lane.

FROM GOUVERNEUR: Start out going North on NY-58/NY-812 toward Old Route-58 N. Turn Right onto East Main ST/US-11/NY-812/CR-78. Continue to follow US-11. Turn Left onto Commerce Lane.

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