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, June 1, 2015

Sitting on the beach

Sitting on the beach

The ride to the beach was uneventful and quiet, we knew the scorching sun would burn our skin
We drove for a short fifty miles to this part of the world where the sea gently kisses the sand and the ocean begins
Where the rocks are scattered, tossed around by the foamy waves of time and shaped from the pounding of the salt water over a long spell
Surrounded by coves, that are hidden from view unless you walk the beach for about a mile and know the area better than well

We passed the pleasures of other people sun bathing, surf board boogie boarding and volleyball in the water and sand
The seagulls flying low above, searching for morsels or food left behind by those who walk or sit as life delivers its demands
Under their shaded colorful parasols, rubbing oil and lotions to protect their skin, they have no care in the world for a moment in time that will become a memory to some
Their moods are light, the sunlight bright, as their eyes are shaded with their Oakley customs designed to keep the ultra violet rays away

There down the beach, there lies a cove, where sea lions love to roam and sit and sleep, there is the best place to nap or sleep
This often common discovery is no secret for those who sit and walk every day on this lazy beach as it is a private getaway
Close to hotels, resorts and some of the best bistros around, this beach has sporting events all year around, no nicer people here can ever be found,
For this beach is not private but it’s perfectly situated for me and you and anyone else who want to find some solace in their life
Whether you are from the country, the city, or another state, this is the place for you, where your love for the sea will never ever be deprived