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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Betrayal -

Betrayal – Turning your backs on others

“Et tu, Brute?” William Shakespeare


Have you ever had a job or career you loved? Have you ever loved it so much you would rather quit than tear it apart? Did you leave because of your love for the job or the betrayal around you? The fact is, you may have loved your job so much, you gave up on it because you loved it so much.

Did the job fulfill the needs of others before it filled yours? Did it seem like it gave more love to those undeserving than your own loyalty given unconditionally or was it ripping you off emotionally and leaving you broke for satisfaction and self-worth.

The truth be told, your job may have become as obsessive as a drug addiction. You discovered it controlled you in more than just coming and going to work. It was hiding inside of you like an addiction does even when you are away treating like you it was just “another affair.”

The job turned the others against you and you couldn’t handle that very well. You felt they were talking behind your back and to your best friends and you couldn’t stop it or control it any longer. Maybe it was the lying or the character assassinations that bothered you the most but it’s one thing to be lied to and another to be lied about. That hurts even deeper.

The job was good while it lasted. It was dramatically a big part of your life but now you are done. There is no more sharing or caring about others as you are drained with distrust of others and trust for only a few. You felt you were your own sole provider and taking care of things that others should have helped you with but neither helped nor cared about it any longer.

Holding on to the job was senseless. It gave nothing back even after all those years. It was said to find out that even after all this time you served with honor and integrity, it only gave you back more hurt than ever before. Not once not twice but many times over.

Even your friends are no longer the true and blue they once were. They once liked you as a person but now, they don’t like me at all. Even though you worked harder to help them out over and over, the time has come to let it all go and move on.