What does it say about a prison that fails to protect society and its children from those behind its bars? It says repairs or rethinking are needed, as well as a change in attitude toward the men and women caged in its cells.

It is frightening to think that criminals are daily plying their illicit trade or conducting sinister actions on the streets of our community. What is even more frightening is that they can still do it from behind the bars of prison cells.

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Star Trek fans have an opportunity to tour the studio where nearly 50 online productions have been filmed when the SciFi Express boards passengers Saturday and Aug. 27 in Kingsland.