Alan Prendergast recently wrote about civil-rights lawsuits against minor offenders whose lives have been turned upside-down by Colorado's sex-offender laws. The issue is a tricky one, but one reader was able to spell out her views on the subject in a detailed and thoughtful way.
Yesterday, Alan Prendergast posted about Janny Barizonte, who's seeking a liability judgment against Club Vinyl even though the security that roughed her up at the venue six years ago were independent contractors. The subject sparked a great debate among our commenters, with many weighing in against ... More >>
At his next court appearance, on Monday, suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes is expected to be formally charged by a prosecution team fronted by 18th Judicial District DA Carol Chambers. Our Alan Prendergast is an expert on Chambers thanks to feature articles such as "The Punisher," so it' ... More >>
Alan Prendergast recently shared a letter from an incarcerated woman concerned that fellow inmates were using prison-issued electric shavers for vibrators and tattoo tools.
In response, we heard from another woman who's spent time behind bars, and she offers a heartfelt testimonial for the tool's a ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Alan Prendergast reported on a supermax lawsuit alleging shocking mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. We've added a copy of the suit, plus photos of the facility and the imprisoned plaintiffs in the case. See it below following Prendergast's piece.
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In a recent post, Alan Prendergast dug into a study that documented horrific prison conditions for juvenile lifers. But the tales of rape by stalkers known as canines and protective isolation that can create additional problems didn't produce much sympathy among some readers -- like, for instance, t ... More >>
Alan Prendergast's latest post about fracking, touching on how polluted water in Wyoming could spell trouble in Colorado, found those opposed to the process facing off against folks who see it as a safe job-producer.
Here's a post from a representative of the latter.
Alan Prendergast's recent post quoted Governor John Hickenlooper as calling the prospect of contamination from fracking "inconceivable."
But one reader thinks he wouldn't have any problems conceiving of this prospect were he not buddying up to the oil and gas industry.
Alan Prendergast's latest wild-horses post juxtaposes a tribute to a stallion named Cloud, seen here, with the Colorado General Assembly's support for Bureau of Land Management herd-thinning policies.
One reader supports wild-horse management, as long as it's done humanely.
Alan Prendergast's post about Christo's "Over the River" project, and potential opposition from the Colorado Wildlife Commission, didn't generate a lot of sympathy for the eccentric artist's plan to stretch silvery fabric over a portion of the Arkansas River. Here's one critic who offers a th ... More >>
Alan Prendergast's August 19, 2010 Westword cover story, "Asphalt jungle: For years, Denver police thought this parking lot was the most dangerous spot in LoDo. What's changed?" explained the violence in the Lower Downtown neighborhood of Denver after last call, when the streets are full of p ... More >>
Philip Van Cise.
In this cyber-space, Alan Prendergast has written on several occasions about the campaign to name part of Denver's new justice complex after Philip Van Cise, a gangbusting district attorney who fought corruption and the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s. Learn more by reading Prenderga ... More >>
Alan Prendergast is at the center of a recent "How I Got That Story" feature.
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies is an organization devoted to publications like this one -- and to good writing in general. To that end, AAN has created a regular feature dubbed "How I Got That Story," in ... More >>