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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Change in Positiion - Refugees

This Thanksgiving Day I want to begin to say, I have listened, seen and heard all I could about the refugee situation and believe that we must support them in a manner that benefits all – THIS IS A CHANGE IN POSITION=

This is a change in my position on the refugee problem = but it is a measured plea for rational and responsible policy making by our government and its agencies.
I realize the world is one quarter Muslim and 99 per cent are good people = for that reason I propose that Saudi Arabia and its neighbors take in 90 per cent of them and give them a place to live, shelter and feed them.
This I know = we must stop ISIS
This I know = Christians are being brutally murdered + Muslims are brutally murdered
This I know = we need to offer all we can protection and avoid torture or mass killings
This I know = we have to actively avoid these horrors
This I know = although I should embrace this concept with open arms, I just can’t do that right now until I know that we don’t do this refugee policy by desperation and deprive us of our rights in the process.

From a place of love and compassion and for the sake of humanity, we might begin to listen to our brothers and sisters among Muslims that have lent ISIS some support and stop the use of drones, and other unwarranted violence towards innocents that are collateral damage in the eyes of our military but that created increased hatred towards our own society as the aggressors on men, women and children.
From a place of love, and compassion I welcome Muslims to America as long as they undergo a vetting background check that reduces the risk of terrorism.
I realize that geographically, they should be dispersed and received to those communities who have expressed their willingness to receive them into their communities and do so by preference and priority making sure that all groups are equally distributed in fair numbers not to overwhelm the cultural balances of those communities and allow educational and reintegration with due process and due diligence to occur to make resettlement a positive experience.
 I realize that’s not fool proof but we owe it to the world to do what we can. We cannot merely open the doors and let them in – that is both irresponsible and dangerous to our own national security.
I cannot hate mankind - for I would want the same opportunity if i were in need of a safe place to live. My mind cannot see any evil in giving those who need love, understanding and compassion a chance to be like us = free from persecution and unreasonable treatment and restrictions.
If you disagree with me, I understand and respect that - but this Thanksgiving Day, I thank the good Lord for giving me a brain and a heart to sort this situation out without politics or biases or even prejudiced opinions or comments.