Alan Prendergast has been a staff writer for Westword since 1995 and teaches journalism at Colorado College. His stories about the justice system, historic crimes, high-security prisons and death by misadventure have won numerous awards and appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
5 days ago | News
Now in new digs, Alan Fantin is confident that he can move out of the shadow of probate court at last.
6 days ago | News
A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who suffered numerous seizures during a 20-day stay at the Douglas County jail last year claims that jail officials "purposefully destroyed" video evidence in the case.
13 days ago | Denver Development
If the bond issue passes in November 2017, Mayor Michael Hancock's transportation team will be able to take their plans for Denver traffic mitigation and prodding people out of their cars to the next level.
15 days ago | Crime
Tony Blue's 64-year prison sentence for armed robbery has been overturned after his attorneys discovered that the state's star witness in the case had been found mentally incompetent in another criminal prosecution 20 years earlier.
25 days ago | News
The Colorado Department of Corrections is recalculating the possible parole dates of close to 3000 inmates, in the wake of two court decisions indicating that the state is keeping prisoners behind bars for months or years longer than their intende...
28 days ago | Environment
Opponents of the expansion of I-70 through northeast Denver have filed a motion in federal court seeking to halt any further action on the $1.8 billion project by the Colorado Department of Transportation — as well as any further construction work...