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

Monday, May 18, 2015

A fence post and a tree are both anchored in the earth

A fence post and a tree are both anchored in the earth. But they achieve it in totally different ways.
Is she the one - will she stay?
What do you see when you see a tree
What does it take to pull up stakes?
The question is fair and only if you dare
For the tree is firmly anchored in the ground
And the shovel to dig it out is nowhere to be found
While in contrast, the fence post is easy to be set free
It can be pulled out of the ground so much easier than the tree

What do you see when you spot a fence post in the ground
Is it leaning in or is it leaning out and will it stay
Contrast to the tree it looks like it has begun to decay
If the fence post made out of wood
It will come out easy for it doesn’t have any roots
Most fence posts I know are made out of wood
But without roots, that’s all it is, a piece of wood
 So the fence post stands alone and the tree has deep and strong roots
Roots that are hidden and asleep but strong enough to hold it up for keeps
While the fence post will pull up stakes and when the tree will stay
There isn’t any question which of the two just wants to play
While the fence post wavers and sways with the wind
Showing its weakness and not knowing whether it will break or bend
So if you choose between the two I would pick the tree
For the fence post will be so much easier to pull up stakes and be free