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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Five Failures of this man - (1) is silent - you can figure it out easy which one it is - hint it starts with an F

Phoenix New Times article link

As a former "disgruntled employee" as I was called by this director after I criticized the Kingman escape procedural failure for a local television station, I have nothing much more to add to this story that is factual and superbly written to outline his path of destructive and neglectful behaviors. This man has no business running a prison agency that today possesses a culture that is a reflection of this man's own philosophy on the value of human life. Look at his former offender operations director, Robert Patton, someone he mentored for a director's position in Oklahoma and see the resemblance in failures. That state is in dire straights and I predict, the OK governor will let him go within a year's time. 

Conversely, nothing will touch the Teflon man = he has failed in the five F’s of corrections. 

■ Failure to direct. This is a failure in the obligation or affirmative duty to provide employees written directives in the form of policies and procedures or other such directives that clearly limit and outline the duties and responsibilities of staff at each level of administration. ■ Failure to train. This is a failure in the obligation or affirmative duty to provide appropriate training in policy and procedure as well as critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to carry out written policy and procedures. The responsibility to train extends to new and in-service staff as well as to persons promoted to new areas of responsibility. ■ Failure to supervise. This is a failure in the obligation or affirmative duty to provide ongoing supervision and direction to staff. In addition to training and directing staff (through written policy and procedures) at all levels, an administrator must guide, coach, correct, and monitor them on a continuing basis to meet the duty to supervise. Prison administrators too often direct and train employees but then leave them unsupervised. ■ Negligent hiring, placement, and retention. This is a failure in the obligation or affirmative duty to “weed out” those who are unfit for prison related duties through recruitment, screening, and hiring. Included is the requirement that staff be assigned duties consistent with their skills and abilities. There is also a continuing responsibility to ensure that staff is fit for correctional duties.

Enough said; Governor Ducey will make his legacy on the back of this man, who bungles decision after decision and who is headed for another major critical slamdown [or two or three] occurs on his watch even though he has been warned by myself and others who will wait watch and see how he bPhoenix New Times article Link ungles the next challenge.