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.
3 days 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."
25 days ago | Longform
The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to ban Zen magnets, but owner Shihan Qu has powerful forces on his side.
3 months ago | Colorado History
At the outbreak of World War II, America had no idea how to run a camp for prisoners of war. The troops in Trinidad, guarding thousands of elite Nazi officers, figured it out as they went along.
3 months ago | Crime
Family members of Alfredo Chavez, 17, fatally shot outside an Adams County grow house last year, are far from satisfied with the official investigation into this death.
4 months ago | Lists
Our guide to the ballot measures Denver voters will see in November 2017, including I-300 and 2A through 2G.