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.
2 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."
3 months ago | Longform
The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to ban Zen magnets, but owner Shihan Qu has powerful forces on his side.
5 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.
5 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.
6 months ago | Lists
Our guide to the ballot measures Denver voters will see in November 2017, including I-300 and 2A through 2G.