Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.































































































































Saturday, September 27, 2014

An Apocalyptic Ending - The End



There is plenty to talk about and speculation fuels more theories as the list grown endlessly. No sure how many more we can come up with but when it comes to fantasy and movie making creativity, this world has more geniuses than we ever needed to figure it out.
Taking modern day situations and putting it into perspective we have another theory that may work as well but not as exciting as those mentioned before as it can occur but last very briefly. A short apocalypse is neither climatic nor exciting to write about but the reality is we are headed for a World War III and nobody can stop it.
The Russians have made their move. Iran is ready to strike and Israel is threatened again by Arab nations now engaged in a coalition with the United States against the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State) to secure the Mideast region. Our enemies are now our friends and our friends are now the enemy. It can’t be more confusing than that but that’s how we stand today. Selling weapons to our enemy has jeopardized our own ability to sustain life and freedom as we have known it in the past.
There is one salvation. There is one hope. If we take an example out of our history books we can save some part of the world but not all of it. The truth is we need a revolution in our country to take back the power we lost to politicians and corporate interests that dictate war and famine around the globe. Making the word revolution a metaphor does not make the reality any stronger. The fact is we are faced with corrupt domestic and foreign powers who seek to destroy us from the inside out.
What we need a preachy patriotic overtone to wake America up. Something that stimulates the soul and puts an adrenalin rush in every patriotic American. Something like Yankee Doodle Dandy but a little bit louder and a little bit stronger. We need resistance to change as we are the good guys. We need to overlook corruption never more.
Through time we have become a mediocre fighting force. We have been degraded and reduced down to a fraction of our once mighty fighting force strength when we were indeed a world power. Our country has relinquished that power for the sake of greed, oil, marketing and influence. We need to retake our power and build up a metaphorical army of men and women who will fight to protect our existence and freedoms.
Maybe this weakness that is growing will change. Perhaps we will become strong again but I am not hopeful this will happen without some type of Divine interference or guidance. We have lost the faith we once had a nation that stood on the principle of “in God we trust.”
We have become an unforgiving nation rather than a forgiving one. We judge, blame, accuse, persecute and imprison anyone who speaks against the tone of Washington D. C.
We need to find the right leadership quickly. Someone dynamic but faithful to God, the real God. Someone academically intelligent and with an intestinal fortitude to be courageous unconditionally. A person who won’t stand on the side lines and watch the destruction occur but rather actively intervene with God-given skills and sound of mind.
He or she does not have to be a battle hardened individual nor a cynical one. However, it must be someone who does not let their emotions overrun their self-control and become an out of control tyrannical leader. Someone not crazy about the power to lead and someone who cares about the people rather than the materialistic things we have developed to lust. Neither paranoid but certainly clairvoyant, this person must step up soon to save up from an apocalyptic hell.
So who is this hero we are looking for you ask? The truth is we don’t have anyone like this and it is for certain we are all going to hell one way or another because civilization as we know it is ending. Maybe not tomorrow but soon. We must transform the best we can to fight off the end but unless we come up with a miracle, the world is doomed to end forever in less time we could ever estimate.