Alan Prendergast has been writing for Westword for over thirty years. He 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.
11 days ago | News
After a six-year battle with federal regulators, Zen Magnets wins some breathing room — and an important court ruling.
20 days ago | Crime
A woman who spent ten years in prison before being cleared of any wrongdoing has filed a federal lawsuit against two investigators, claiming that they fabricated evidence to convict her of fatally injuring her 19-month-old son.
1 month ago | Business
An investigation into where the money went provides a glimpse into the backstage feuding and maneuvering among investors in Denver's premiere hotel.
4 months ago | News
To battle drugs smuggled in the mail, the Colorado Department of Corrections will no longer allow inmates to receive post cards, greeting cards, or "any items containing drawings."
5 months ago | Longform
The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to ban Zen magnets, but owner Shihan Qu has powerful forces on his side.