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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.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Decline of the Ryan Empire

It has become very obvious to both political leaders and government officials that the Ryan Empire is on its decline. Out of sight of the public’s eye, they have crumbled severely and are now suffering badly as it has collapsed on dozens of factors that resemble those of operational failures, program suffocation and reliance on outside resources that have crippled their effectiveness. 

The Ryan Empire fell for several reasons and my theories are based on evidence based facts that have been gleaned or emerged from hundreds of horror stories told and news articles written. Even the website belonging to the Empire reflects their disintegration as the empire is today standing on its last leg. 

Ryan’s Empire was never on a solid foundation as it recruited and employed those very same people that were the reasons for the demise of a previous administration under a different emperor. An invasion of forces once controlled and now out of control has broken the chains of trust and communication. Each force acts alone and does not want to work together with the others splitting the Empire into ten different clones and sections. 

An over-reliance on slave labor or inmate help was a critical component of the crumbling walls as the prisons are now deteriorating at such a fast pace no amounts of monies can reconstruct their foundations. Straddled with poor economic conditions and constant overspending their reliance on inmate help has diminished their capacity to control their environment. The physical plant strength has weakened public safety and jeopardizes staff safety as their neglect and failures to make situational assessments and security awareness has faltered severely over the years. 

Ryan’s Empire had been successful under the divide and conquer theory that has parted loyalties as well as labor organizations. The division has cause common causes to be abandoned and left each sector to fend for themselves in order to survive. This chaos was a direct result of hiring dominant incompetent players who would not follow the commands of Ryan and went on their own to make things work for them. 

Today, even the administration is divided and does not communicate well with Ryan’s goals and objectives. They have demonstrated their vulnerability by their failures to meet the “headline test” and have shown their internal structure is weak and corruptive in nature as each have their own systems never interlocking with the main system designed.

Although a billion dollar empire it has overstretched its capability to control their expansion and stretched their resources beyond normal capabilities. Having to cover such vast areas of the territory, they are unable to govern the empire effectively and are facing a logistical nightmare in order to preserve a safe and secure environment. There are insufficient “boots on the ground” to keep the others safe and the invasion of ethnic gangs has further weakened their ability to defend as designed by law and policies. 

Ryan’s Empire is filled with fake leaders who will not communicate failures as a part of their monthly reports fearing a backlash of administrative wrath that may displace their authority and positions. Coupled with their inability to communicate for help, they are forced to handle matters at their own discretion and often fail to do the right things to minimize collateral damage. Local rebellions or racial wars from the inside and a frail political infrastructure on the other side has caused concerns for crumbling and destruction from within rather than from the outside. Unable to keep up the empire’s technological needs, their systems are overburdened and often challenged for proficiency and effective management tools in their civil infrastructure that is failing. 

The Empire’s sheer size and rapid growth has made it difficult to govern or manage. Loaded at the top with inexperienced inept individuals doubling dipping but not concerned about effective and consistent leadership, they only serve the empire to magnify their management problems. 

Murders are frequent, natural deaths are becoming too frequent showing incarceration is practically a death sentence and the civil war within is fostering a mass rebellion. Soon this empire will be plunged into chaos as more and more inept leaders create the hate and discontent element of a riot. A decline in human dignity is boiling the pot to an overflow that is going to be difficult to handle once it erupts. 

The emperor has hired and established his own personal bodyguards to protect him from the public and the troops who now hate him with a passion. Fearing harm, the emperor has installed a crystal wall dividing his office from the others and maintaining a solid glass wall between him and them. 

The empire is littered with corruption and political instability as their souls are often auctioned off to the highest bidder. Failing to temper the excesses of abusive power and authority, the empire will surely fall soon due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. This has cost trust in leadership and possible dangers of an overthrow of the emperor’s reign and control of the empire. 

The empire’s loss of traditional values and moral code has created a new brutal culture of customs and practices that are shifted and no longer according to written laws and policy and procedures. Trust displaced with wrongful loyalties has created a breach of divine status for the emperor. 

Last but certainly not the least factor is the weakening of the empire’s legions or legionnaires. Unable or unwilling to recruit enough “boots on the ground” troops or correctional officers, the makeup of the once might legion has been diminished and severely fractured. 

Hiring mercenaries from the private entities promising to supplement their forces, Ryan merely propped up his troops with private rent a cops to show control of the prison systems. Untrained and lesser skilled troops fill the vacancies as attribution factors are ignored to induce salary savings and other fiscal austerity strategies. Dividing the loyalties of his empire’s soldiers he created a situation where they often turned on each other rather than fight side by side as they once did against a common enemy. 

Selected the weak-hearted for leaders has crumbled the workforce into power hungry officers often turning against their own for their selfish benefits of promotion and glory. Ignoring the strong-hearted officers for promotion or leadership positions has demolished morale and warrants no extra efforts on their parts to keep the infrastructure intact and operational.