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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Thursday, September 11, 2014

How Faith faces Death

How Faith faces Death

Reflecting on the current situation and status of our country we must seek an answer why faith is facing death within our society and family circles. Although it is true that sometimes death brings us the realities and confronts us with issues that need resolution we need not allow death of our faith to occur to make us realize what we have lost. 

Faith is needed in all circumstance of life but the truth is faith is needed even more so when we face a death of a persons, a principle or a country for only faith can revive the momentum to bring back the relations between truth and lies as well as strength, hope, joy and comfort that we have lost has now been regained or restored. Without faith we will surely fail. 

We have to face the death of our morality, our principles and our country before it’s too late. We had to look death straight in its eyes and look beyond the death itself and focus on the hope that lies there for it is hope that gives us faith. We should make no promises that we can’t keep but we must promise to act upon what is best for our lives, our morality and our country. 

The death of a country or morality is a grave matter. No pun intended but because the penalty of death is infinitely the destruction and loss of our moral compass, our freedoms and our ability to govern ourselves we have no choice but to fight death because of its irreversible nature and a final step into eternity. 

The unfortunate consequences for sin is agony. The ultimate result for surrendering or quitting the fight is domination and dominance over everything we have lived for as all will be taken to the grave. There will be no light for good judgment, no fairness or justice to see and there will only be what death can enable for we shall bear the fruits of death rather than the fruits of life. This is how serious it is to have faith and fight the face of death. 

We know just as God had given his children life, God had also taken it away. Let faith win this struggle between life and death and show the world it is not the time to diss or dribble the time away and do nothing. The only way we can defeat death is to worship God again with love, hope and glory.

For everything under the stars and heaven there is a reason. Time will sometimes reveal those reasons, but it is often only in eternity that they will be known. Faith finds comfort in the power, in the goodness, and in the purposes of God, even though we do not understand them at the moment. There are no alternatives to facing death if one wants to live. 

Do not fear death. Do not remain quiet and surrender to death. Do not fail to speak your words of wisdom against death and do not ignore the words that are spoken about the coming of death. Most of all, do not live your life in the bondage of this fear called death.