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, December 21, 2015

Common Sense - My Logic

Common Sense – My Logic

We have become a society that is heavily dependent on regulation. There are laws on the books that defy common sense yet we have to follow them or become a victim of the criminal justice system and face fines or imprisonment for acts contrary to such laws. These laws are so numerous, so contradictory to common sense and so burdensome, we bump into to them whichever way we turn. I suspect this was mere design and motive to gather fees, fines and revenue...s.
American justice systems are suffocating the people and forcing them in some type of lawlessness or anarchy. Instead of the laws protecting us, they have been imposed for political and stupid reasons. The mere fact that many were legislated and turned into laws was based on stupidity and caprice that dominates our lives today with politicians wishing to rule every aspect of our personal and private lives. No doubt that today, society belongs to the government with its intrusive laws and ridiculous enforcement tools given to collect debts, fees and fines for every single infraction incurred without an exception.
This formulation of laws run contradictory to common sense yet it seems to prevail to a large degree. We are living under a concept called the laws of unintended consequences meaning that when applied, it may not fall under the original concept the law was drafted, and reasons implemented but regardless, impact every aspect of our lives, death, taxes and other certainties of co-existing on our society.
In an effort to improve life, government has hampered and infringed on lives in so many cases and this defeats the very basic reason for having such laws. One can almost ensure that for every law on the books, there is a criminal waiting to break it. In fact, some laws feed into the purpose of criminality as it proposes to give profit to the lawbreaker instead of the law abiding citizen reaping from such orders.
A black market exists for the purposes of profit and whenever an item is outlawed, the demand rise beyond normal profit rates and provide hefty rewards for those who risk to break these laws. Marijuana is such an example. The cost of marijuana is much higher in the states where it is illegal than those regions where the purchase of such a plant or drug is legal.
The underlying reasons for bad laws are shallow minded, religiously influenced and disconnect public officials who depend on lobbyist to determine what is good or bad for society. The unmarked label of profit is never exposed until the end but regardless how or why a law is implemented, there is always a hidden motive for such a direction.
Common sense should rule whenever a bill is drafted to become law and unfortunately, whenever a bill is drafted, nobody looks at the side effects of such actions that may create a bigger problem, either institutionally or financially, these unanticipated harmful side effect come with every law, no exceptions noted.