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**





D - Unit

3:30 - 4:30 pm

E - Unit

3:30 - 4:30 pm

C - Unit

3:30 - 4:30 pm

F - Unit

3:30 - 4:30 pm

F - Unit

5:15 - 6:15 pm
D - Unit

5:15 - 6:15 pm
E - Unit

5:15 - 6:15 pm
C - Unit

5:15 - 6:15 pm
C - Unit

6:45 - 7:45 pm
F - Unit

6:45 - 7:45 pm
D - Unit

6:45 - 7:45 pm
E - Unit

6:45 - 7:45 pm
E - Unit

8:30 - 9:30 pm
  F - 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. 

  • Both inmates and visitors are subject to a search prior to contact visitation. Inmates are also subject to a search after contact visitation. Inmates can be strip searched as part of the visitation process;

  • Any visitor who introduces contraband into the facility will be subject to arrest. Any continued contact visitation with the inmate will be terminated and future access to the facility denied;

  • Inmates and visitors will be allowed to kiss and embrace across the tabletop at the beginning and at the conclusion of the visit;

  • Inmates and visitors will not be allowed to hold hands over the separation partition during visits;

  • Absolutely nothing will be passed back and forth between inmates and visitors unless approved by the visitation officer;

  • Inmates may be assigned specific seats in the visit room at the discretion of Officers supervising the visits.

  • Inmates and visitors will remain seated in their designated seats at all times. There will be no kneeling on the seats or sitting on the    counter.

  • Inmates will be allowed to have two (2) visitors at one (1) time. This number does not include one (1) child up to the age of five (5) who may accompany the visitors into the visitation room but must remain in the lap or held in the arms of the visitor only. Inmates will not be allowed to hold children or have any child on their side of the visitation room;

  • Children will remain under control at all times. If children become disruptive during the visit they may be asked to leave the visiting room;

  • Children under fourteen (14) years of age will be accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for the conduct of the children while on facility property (including the facility lobby, restrooms, parking lot and outside grounds). Failure to exercise control may result in termination of the visit and removal from facility property.

  • Visitors fourteen (14) and up to eighteen (18) years of age may visit only with written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Initial written consent must be given in person by the parent or legal guardian to a facility staff member. The written consent will be placed in the inmate’s jail file for future visits.

  • Inmates and visitors will be required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with reasonable standards of public decency or be subject to termination of the visit and/or disciplinary action of the inmate. No foul, obscene language or loud or boisterous conduct will be tolerated by either inmate or inmate visitor;

  • If an inmate or visitor leaves the contact visitation room for any reason during the contact visitation time, the re-entry of the inmate or inmate visitor shall be denied and the visit terminated;

  • Inmates and visitors will comply with all orders or directions of the Correctional staff conducting the contact visitation;

  • During an emergency, inmates and visitors will remain seated, stay calm and follow the direction of the Correctional staff.

  • The facility has ample visitor security lockers located in the public lobby to secure personal items of visitors. The facility is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen items not secured in the lobby lockers. No visitor property will be allowed to be left with Corrections staff;

  • No food or drink is allowed in visit areas;

  • No smoking is allowed in the facility at any time;

  • Visitors suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit;

  • No photographs or tape recordings will be permitted;

  • Pets are not allowed inside any area of the facility;

  • If inmate or inmate visitor have any questions regarding contact visitation, please address them to Correctional staff

Prohibited  Clothing

Items Not Allowed In Any Visit Area


v  Short shorts                                        

v  Tube tops

v  Miniskirts

v  Swimsuits

v  See-thru fabric

v  Hats or headgear

v  Low cut tops, blouses, halter tops

v  Coats



         Shoes & Shirt Required

v  Tobacco products

v  Alcohol

v  Matches or lighters

v  Diaper bags

v  Baby carriers

v  Food & drink products

v  Gum/candy

v  Toys

v  Pagers, phones, PDAs

v  Recording devices

v  Cameras

v  Computers (including games)

v  Keys

v  Wallets/handbags

v  Weapons of any kind

v  Drugs of any kind (prescription or otherwise)

v  Pets

Required Visitor Identification:  Each visitor will be responsible for providing: name, address and name of inmate they are visiting. Visitors must provide current photo identification to be admitted to visit. Acceptable identification includes, but not limited to: 

1)      Driver license

2)      Military I.D

3)      Passports

4)      Social service benefit card

5)      Immigration card

6)      School I.D.

7)      Employee I.D.

8)      Non-driver I.D issued by DMV 

 Visitors who arrive late will not be allowed into the Contact Visitation Room. All visitors must be on time or face being turned away until the next scheduled hour for the inmate they request to visit.



Upon entering the vestibule through the first set of doors you should turn to your right and enter LO102 Bail/Property Drop room and press the intercom button on the wall. This will alert the Intake Officer you are there to drop off property. Anybody leaving property must have proper identification showing full name, complete address and date of birth. The following is a list of property that inmates are allowed to possess: 

Only the following items will be accepted at the bail window;


Under Garments:

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 or sleeveless)
3- Bras (no underwire)
1-Sweatshirt (white or red only-no pockets or logos)
1-Sweatpants (white or red only-no pockets or logos)

Court Clothes:  Inmates must sign out clothes currently in property storage to receive new court clothes.


1- Outfit (Court Clothes)

1- Pair of dress shoes for court (No sneakers/boots/sandals)

The following items are allowed but will no longer be accepted at the bail window; these items must be purchased from and mailed to the facility by a company whose ordinary business includes the sale and shipping of such items.  Most of the items listed may also be purchased by the inmate through the facility commissary program:


¯  Photographs (no Polaroid) -  Photographs will only be accepted through mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.  Incoming mail must have a complete return address along with the sender's proper first and last name. 

¯  Wedding band (no stones) if in possession at time of booking or otherwise approved by facility administration.

¯  Religious medallion (no larger than one inch) and a narrow chain if in possession at the time of booking or through a package received for the inmate as stated above. 

¯  Magazines & Newspapers (through personal subscription or facility library only)

¯  sneakers

¯  paperback books (also, 2 GED books if participating in GED courses)

¯  hairbrush/comb 

¯  colored pencils

¯  coloring or puzzle books

¯  sketching/drawing paper

¯  blue ink pens & writing paper


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

1.                  Cash sent through the mail.   (No Service Fee)

2.                  Cash dropped off at the Bail/Property drop window will ONLY be accepted between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.   (No Service Fee) 

3.                  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 GovPayNet.  There are two ways to Pay:

- Online:

 - By Phone: 1-888-277-2532

You will need:

1.  Inmate Name

2.  Inmate Number

3.  Facility Code - PTD

4.  Pay Location Code # - 5500


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.