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, August 3, 2015

The Guiding force of Mother Nature



The Guiding Force of Mother Nature

Staring at the sky, I see a blue moon dancing spritely among the clouds gathering fast and furious

The wind speaks with force and tells me to find a place to seek shelter

My instinct told me to run inside and find shelter from the lightening and helter skelter

But in my mind, I wanted to stand outside, as I felt the raindrop fall and refused to hide

The tree branches are bouncing in rhythm to the whistling wind so fiercely blown

The world commands the gathering darkened clouds to rain, as it began to storm

 

This land is thirsty, it has not seen water for such a long long time

As I watched the sun go down earlier and dissolve its light on the horizon

The rains have finally come and for a while, the rain shall rule over all living things

The sun dried up the grass, the wildlands are bare and brown and prime for fire

The world needs action to wet this land with a thirst and appetite and make it right

So when the rain comes down, everything will be done with a guiding force and make all thing all right

 

I never challenge Mother Nature, she always wins as she throws every element into the wind

I have witnessed the power of nature, and what a stormy night can bring

The beauty of creation is only matched by the beauty of the morning after rain

At must, I glance at the soaking wet grass as water is flowing freely, trolling for a place to stand

A waterfall made from a pile of rocks, the water rushes into a cascading foamy wave of freedom

The water dances to the shimmering reflections of the morning sunlight

As the sunrise brings another glory, and stretches the sky wide open with heavenly arms extended

And with open arms, you can feel the warmth, my face is smiling as I can feel the grace

Of heavenly love, and purest thoughts, as the sunlight hits my face

 

So I am ready to face the world, I am willing to take a stand

I may not be as forceful as nature, but I know somewhere along the way, I will find a hand

It rained on me last night, and it soaked me up with a heavenly spirit

Standing there, in the darkness, I saw my mirrored face in the rushing waters

I heard the thunder, I watched the lightening with awe as it showed its power

It rained on me a gentle and heavenly shower.  I know up above, there is a power