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, May 23, 2015

The Stare

We all know what the stare down is and we all have had to deal with people who stare. However, this stare is different, this one is a blank inexpressive face, with no words, no emotion and no humanity.
Most of your experienced stare downs are people trying to cower you down and intimidate you through direct eye contact. They are relying on your inner fear to avoid confrontation and look away, making you the loser in this test of wills and confidence. However, this stare is different. This is a stare of shock.
This is not an interpersonal communication attempt. There are no implications of power or confidence. This is just a blank stare which in all cases, serve no other purpose but to stare.
There are no reasons for this stare down or the deliberate psychological step to intimidate or win a battle of wills. There are no certain rules, circumstances or logic to this behavior. There are no reasons for believing there is a power or control issue here. There is none.
This stare is not about a threat or disrespect. This stare is about just staring.
No winner, no loser and no conceding the match. It is just a moment in time for uncomfortable eye contact that won’t go away until the shock wears off, if it ever does.
There is no connection – there is no feelings of intrusion of the mind or body – there is nothing.
There is, in all actuality, no true eye contact as the stare is a blank stare that has no receiver on the other end. The brain has not allowed the retina and optic nerve to translate what it sees thus the stare is blinded and there is no vision.
You can now converse but the words cannot be heard. You can feel more comfortable for the stare is not aggressive because there is no dominator or dominance issues with the stare.
You can have the satisfaction that you can break the gaze because there is no vision.
Body language is nil – here we see no motion from the person with the stare. There are no hand movements or gestures. There is no nervousness or fear. The fear has already triggered the stare.
This is not a submissive gesture. It is a void expression of a missing world. There is no “alpha” person here to compete with and win.
Finally, there is no attempts for nasty manipulation – there are no good guys, bad or ugly. There is no sound, no words and no facial expression. This stare makes the person not to exist and therefore, gone from his reality.