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Correctional Division

Correctional Facility
17 Commerce Lane
Canton, New York 13617

(315) 379-2367

Peggy Harper, Jail Administrator

Timothy Amo II, Assistant Jail Administrator

About Us

Correctional Facility Interior ImageThe 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 Brooks J. Bigwarfe. Located in Canton, New York, the jail consists of:


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Victim Information and Notification

Correctional Notification Contact  ImageCrime 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

Inmate Phone ImageSt. 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

Picture of Bail Center DeskBail 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

Correctional Center Visitation Center TablePress Release:

March 12, 2020

A new coronavirus - 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus - that was first detected in China is now spreading worldwide.  This virus causes a disease called COVID-19 and can lead to fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is spreading to the United States.  The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NY has risen dramatically over the past few days.

Although there are no confirmed cases in St. Lawrence County at this time, Sheriff Brooks Bigwarfe in consultation with St. Lawrence County Public Health, has taken the preventative measure of effective immediately temporary suspending visitation at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility to safeguard inmates as well as staff.  We will consult with our Public Health Department as well as our State and Federal Partners to determine if further suspension is required.

Clergy and attorneys needing access to parishioners or clients should contact 315-379-2367 to prearrange appointments for admittance for secure visitation, arrangements will remain at the discretion of the Sheriff.

The Sheriff's Office is also exploring internet-based video visitation for attorney client appointments and will update if such visitation is able to be offered.

Please check back for further updates on visitation.

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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