Office of the Sheriff  -  St. Lawrence County

Correctional Facility

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






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 July 3, 2016 the contact visitation schedule will no longer be limited to weekend hours.  Contact visitation will be in the evenings on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  ****

Visitation schedule is 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 visit scheduling is subject to change.


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.

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 scarves 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 kiosks 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.



 Following is a list of items that inmates may receive. The contents of any incoming packages are to be purchased from, and mailed directly to the facility, by a company whose ordinary business includes the sale and shipping of such items.

 - Undergarments; to include:

* Underwear/boxers;

*  Brassieres (no underwire);

*  Socks;

 - Printed materials and publications, to include:

* Paperback books;

* Magazines;

* Newspapers;

- Facility approved religious article(s);

- Photographs.

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


 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 made 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


Send a gift to a family member or friend. 

Simply sign in to and complete the following:

  • Select State and Facility, and click "Enter"
  • Shop for your items to purchase
  • Identify your friend or family member
  • Sign in, or create an account
  • Enter your credit card information

Care packages will be shipped directly to the facility.