Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
Convicted rapist Christopher Lawyer will get a parole hearing next July, one year after he was sent back to prison for violating parole for the second time since his initial release in 2016.
The parole board decided three weeks ago to send Lawyer back to prison after several parole violations in California, where he had moved after a parole violation and several unsuccessful attempts to live in Boulder County.
Lawyer is currently incarcerated at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections inmate database.
But while Lawyer’s sentence is an indeterminate one — meaning he could serve up to the remainder of his life in prison if not deemed releasable — Department of Corrections spokesman Mark Fairbairn said Lawyer is eligible for a parole hearing in July 2019.
Local agencies will have a chance to speak at the hearing. Both the Boulder District Attorney’s Office and the Boulder Police Department spoke in favor of Lawyer’s parole being revoked at his previous violation hearing in July.