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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Carousel of Corruption

Carousel of Corruption


Certainly, you may have you noticed since the Kingman riots, there seems to be a bit of unpopular curmudgeon-like complaints about the carousel of corrections- and corruption? Looking at a carousel, you can certainly envision a machine like merry go round that is more elaborate in detail than you could ever imagine.

Certainly, the corrections department carousel is one of the most elaborate kind there is as it is an intricate system made up of smaller pieces that get lost easily and hardly traceable in many ways. Today, many pieces are broken or misplaced.

The carousel is part of a never-ending story. A never-ending renovation process and a never-ending tale of corruption and mistakes. Prison management in Arizona is a funny matter except that it involves life and death situations most of the time as well as millions dollars’ worth of destroyed property yearly.

Causing confusion to keep the media and public under a blanket of clouded disorder and hazed like fog, the conundrum of their ways leads us to the puzzle palace on the fourth floor in Phoenix high-rise on Jefferson Street. Most of the time it remains to be whirling around leaving everybody behind on solving the puzzles and lacking sufficient clues to solve the problems at hand.

The methodology to keep us confused is beneficial for those operating the carousel. To them its clean fun, a whole renovation process, that keeps them employed with the kind of job security that reeks the smell of sabotage.

I guess what bothers me the most is that when I see such waste and expensive renovation and reconstruction of our prison systems, I think about the meager wages our officer, the backbone of the agency receives as their salaries are but a fraction of the fat cats on the fourth floor who operate this carousel of corruption.

I think about the stipend revoked and safer workplace conditions promised and then, not paid or not delivered. I am sure there are ethical and moral principles at work here but as the governor has turned a blind eye to this carousel which works for him, it is pretty much a done deal and over.

Funding this carousel is less attractive each day. The investment in public safety has suffered badly and the negligence of the grandiose command structure decimates the modest and weakened infrastructure that runs the entire agency but with an expenditure which appears to be designed for private gain and eventually, we can’t hardly afford to keep running it this way.