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.

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

War of Attrition –

We are experiencing a phenomena known as a “war of attrition” where one side wears down the other side so they hopefully gain the leverage and change in mindset to accomplish their goals. This erosion can consist of cultural changes, changing administrators, rewrite policies and procedures and ignoring previous standards while creating new ones. This slow corrosion over a set time frame contributes to the mass or desired number of extermination of targeted groups or people and can be done through many different strategies such as:
·         A series of administrative personnel changes in the internal policies and procedures of the agency
·         A series of administrative priorities and objectives different than before
·         A series of multiple sabotage or covert actions that are inserted deliberately and timely to cause limited chaos and disorder
·         A series of conflicts or other scuffles that frustrates veteran staff to resign, retire or take a demotion rather than dealing with the issues at hand.
An analysis of such an action shows it is successful and that repeated defeat even on a small scale as designed will give the assailant leverage and gradually exhaust or expire those targeted for the purpose of dominance and control. It has been known to create treasonous conduct, mutiny, desert the fight or demoralize those remaining to the point their doom is accelerated for doom.
The second impact of such a war is the public reaction to such actions as it is sold as a means to make government better or less costly. The mere fact of what this war cost is lost in the transition to the new plans and rarely challenged.
The only way a war of attrition can be fought is to fight in common asymmetric warfare where the rules of engagement change in order to meet the need. Thus the justification is open to interpretation or transitioning of ideologies that survive this war.
This war consists of attacks and counter-attacks. There are few concessions along the way and many victims fall to the process if successful. This strategy is repeated in various administrative strategies that are repeated over and over until they get what they want.
In Arizona Corrections the goal is a workforce reduction of state employees and the conversion or outsourcing of government services to privatization of related agency services and public prisons.