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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Monsoon Arizona style


The summer morning settles down with the light dusting of the soft fallen rain that came early morning
A smell of monsoon air in passageways all around me
The plans for the BBQ delayed for a while but in time we know...
It’s Five o’clock somewhere

The burnt out ends of wildfires surrounding the valley peaks and below
The gusty monsoon winds gives way to sand blown walls of blindness wrapping up the sky
The grim shadows of darkness grip the air, the light is gone and the sky is bare
Only those foolish or brave-hearts drive to get somewhere
Torn up leaves lay about my feet as the sidewalks are covered with sand and debris
Newspapers, plastic bags and other trash are heaved around the air, without a care
Where they land or whose vacant lot they meet as the monsoon shower keeps the beat
The season is monsoon, and difficult it is to keep things neat
A broken window here, a downed porch somewhere else, the devil-like winds brings in the storm
At the corner of the street, the lamp post dodges the fallen trees as a lonely taxi drives down the street
The darkness lifts, we put out the lights as the sky once more shows the glittering sun
The monsoon has passed for the day, but tomorrow, another storm is on its making its plans
This is Arizona weather, from July to September, and I wouldn’t have it any other way