Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, 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 also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

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.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Arizona Politics – Part IV




The media reports “This possible lack of representation has been a pressing concern for Sen. Taylor (D-Phoenix) who has served 15 years in Arizona’s legislature and is now the state’s lone African-American representative. On Tuesday, she took her seat for her last term as a member of the senate — a position she has held for the last seven years after serving eight years in the House of Representatives.”
“This is consistent with racial representation in many other social areas of Arizona community leadership and team building concepts. With Sen. Taylor’s departure, which comes due to term limits, there is a chance that Arizona could join a handful of other states with no current black lawmakers including Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont and Utah. The state’s African-American constituents fear their voice may be stifled in the Republican-dominated state. “

This is something that is more than unnerving,” Sen. Taylor told the Grio Wednesday. “I think in our state of Arizona, and of course across the nation, it’s crucial to have diversity and representation in the state.” According to the census bureau, Arizona’s African-American population makes up 4.5 percent of the state’s total population of 6.6 million.”

 

The graph above reflects the African-American prison population as of April, 30th 2014. As you can see, they are outnumbered almost 4 to 1 in any population setting. This may create more violence than can be imagined since they are vulnerable and susceptible to attacks by other races excluding the Native Americans who have no quarrel with them and are outnumbered as well.
To quote a very reputable gang expert whom I shared this information with he states “My concern, and was corroborated by the author of these kites, is that it has a great potential to spill into the communities. Should such occurrences (resulting in multiple injuries) have occurred in California (CDCR) it more than likely would have spread to the streets. Our gang culture commitment is not quite as astute.”
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