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, December 25, 2014

Sunrise Sunset by Carl ToersBijns




Sunrise Sunset by Carl ToersBijns
 
Every new year, life offers us God’s majestic natural beauty of sunrises and sunsets. Put into plain English, this translates into experiencing nature’s daily beauty of new days and beginnings giving us a chance to make up for whatever we had failed to do the day before or from coming out of the darkness that sets after the sun goes down daily without ever giving up on our dreams.

Some view the end of the year as a time of darkness while ot...hers see it as a new beginning. This cycle every twelve months offers us hope and love with a certain sense of expectations and accomplishments so we can see or feel the progress we made the year before.

In review we all have a chance to see and feel what has transpired and build a new foundation to make the coming year stronger and better with an emerging shimmering light as a lighthouse to give us new directions.

This review consists of experiencing the good and bad, the dark and the light and dreams lost or dreams on hold. Regardless, it is a time that always brings the yearning to move on to a higher level as you struggled with those same frustrations the year of past.

One should feel blessed and glad that you get a second chance to dance the rhythm of life. One should be grateful to participate in the creation of the Tree of life and give hope to those who are missing the mystical powers of hope faith and love.

Most of all, one should be inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them and awakens their creativity and brilliance as well as the opportunities to gain insight and wisdom from those who surround them. Celebrate life to the fullest.

Celebrate with joy the sunrises and sunsets of the future and tomorrow and give life your fullest effort to be the best you can be in life, family and spirit.

Let the sun’s light give you strength for your darkest hours and let the fire of passion give you the drive to do what you yearn the most in life. Photos are taken by Casey Stanford Photography - available online at http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/casey+stanford/all