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, January 11, 2016

O.D.D. - conclusion

Defiance of Authority


If you have read any of my O.D.D. [oppositional defiance disorder] write-ups, then you can see how the manipulation of mental illness can be used as an evidence-based system by corporate or government sources to provide a wide continuum of intentional or unintentional abuses that may lead to suicides if pushed to the limits of capabilities and intentions

This scope of a very difficult and extensive work by various professionals in the medical and psychiatric fields should not overshadow the legitimate use of genuine psychological services and psychotropic medication to treat real mental illness.

The fact is this type of psychiatry is very useful in legitimate diagnosis or given a real and effective treatment for those who suffer of such severe mental conditions. This is written clearly to show no intent of creating misunderstandings that assert the scope of mental illness treatment is either false or bogus.

It is and can be helpful in alleviating symptoms of seriously mentally ill persons and allow people afflicted by such an illness to lead fairly normal lives that would otherwise be out of reach for them. What is important to remember and realize is how such services and treatment can be abused and misused for the wrong reasons.

Dealing with the human mind is an intricate process that can be easily tampered with or without drugs. Brainwashing is a good example as cults are formed easily by those who have the influence over others. Using medication or false mental illness diagnoses is a dangerous revelation and development to accept and understand.

Changing personality traits to reduce authority defiance is not normal but yet, under most scientific terms, not abnormal as well. One such examples cited is the instance of cased where mass murderers were prescribed psychotropic drugs before they acted out and killed many innocents.

Doctors should be held accountable for such mistreatment however, under the current law, that is not happening. On the matter of changing the mindset of those diagnosed with O.D.D. and getting them to become less resistant to authority and follow at will, the use of such malpractice is a slippery slope with very little legal consequences.

This is because most enter into the treatment voluntarily unaware of the motive behind their treatment. Since there were assessed legitimately, their treatment appears to be legitimate as well.  Whether or not this is harmful to the Freedom of Speech has not been determined yet as there are no such cases filed in the federal appeal courts or the Supreme Court to make such a ruling.

Secondly, because these individuals, scientists, professors, or others who have demonstrated an anti-authoritarian behavior towards corporate or government business, labeling them to be mentally discredits much of their words, actions and criticism as they appear to be assessed legitimately for intentional purposes – to label them with psychiatric diagnosis to slander or erase their credibility and or reduce their rejection of all authorities they have to deal with in their scope of work.

Certainly, this subject or theory is a legitimate cause to investigate or explore the process used to address anti-authoritarians in our society and question whether they are healthy or being treated illegitimately by existing authorities e.g. corporate or government related who see fit to use such a process to undermine liberty and other freedoms.

Using mental illness and chemical restraints and controls for the sake of providing a complete need for national security or other tasks that are predictably illegal or immoral to the persons diagnosed and treated to reduce their objection to such effort is a basic violation of our human and civil rights even in the name of the advance of science or national security