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, August 14, 2015

The Kingman Report – the eleventh hour approaches


Months from now, when our elected officials evaluate the prison management style of Charles L. Ryan, what will they find and what will they say? Did the man who came from Abu Ghraib do a good job or did he sell the state prison system down the river in the name of private prison expansion and exploitation? Will he claim victory in giving the governor and his elected conspirators their share of the profits in selling human beings for labor and slavery camps? Will he secure a place in Arizona’s Hall of Shame or worse, was he the prelude to far greater horrors yet to come?

My hope, your hope, is that history would instead view this riot at Kingman was a catalyst; a second calling if you want or an awakening of the human mind and conscience. 

It should be your hope that this Kingman report makes you all stronger, wiser and more vigilant in the end. It is my hope it fully prepares you for future disturbances to come, if things don’t change. Don’t be afraid to ask difficult and tough questions. The report deserves nothing less and must stand on its own merits. 

After all is said, what good is struggle if there is no change? What good deed is a riot if those responsible for public safety and government integrity are not made stronger? Don’t let the means justify the end. There is more than is ever told and it’s your job to protect the public, your constituents and your government from further harm.