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.































































































































Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We don't live under a Bill of Frights or Fear - We live under our Bill of Rights


 
Ever since James Madison’s speech on June 8, 1789, to the House of Representatives, the freedom of speech has been attacked numerous times and challenged in court even more often than can be counted. His speech read, “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.”

The House committee rewrote the language to read, “The freedom of speech and of the press, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble and consult for their common good, and to apply to the Government for redress of grievances, shall not be infringed.”

Then the Senate amended these words to say, “ “That Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and consult for their common good, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Subsequently, the religion clauses and these clauses were combined by the Senate.

Every person, free man or author, has an undoubted right to express his or her own sentiments as their own point of view before the public. The Constitution forbids the restriction of such rights and allows the press the freedom to publish whatever they may feel is proper but not without consequences if the expression is improper, mischievous or illegal.

This First Amendment right does not expose your opinion, writings or publishes to the control of the prejudices of one man that could make him arbitrarily biased and an infallible judge of all controverted point in learning, religion, and government.

Thus the rights and will of any individual is still left free. Government shall not pass laws that ban, restrict, or censor act of this freedom to express thought or inquire, leaving such liberty of private sentiment intact and allowable within the realm of existing laws written. Perhaps I have become a libertarian for the freedom of speech and press.

Perhaps I have taken offense to attacks and counter attacks of political discourse with my writings as I feel they may be intended to prosecute me for my thoughts, ideas or experience. It is with much resentment I see political opponents do something that departed from the spirit of our Constitution and that is unacceptable.

My words, writings and speeches are not designed to falsely shout any threats or false promises. It is not used to cause threat, harm or written in such a nature as to create a clear and present danger to anyone or any system. It is merely an expression of my views, political pandering or dissent in matters I have chosen to write about upholding that the suppression of speech that offers no threat or danger is allowed under our Bill of Rights.

My First amendment protects me for expressed speech, press, and religion and commits law to protect me from uninhibited criticism, caustic or unpleasant attacks on government management styles and public officials and prohibits the state to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or law unless these words are found to be inciting and likely result in producing lawless actions.