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

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Reflections in a wishing well

For every new year comes a whole list of dreams; If you would throw me a penny for every wish, I have made
I’d be sitting under a rainbow and sipping lemonade in the shade.
And although life is unreal at times, it seems to make me scream; So throw me a penny in the wishing well, and it will make you a dream
Life is a cycle of ups and downs, a wheel that goes around and around; Unlike the stars in the heavens above, it is real and never ending story ...
A never ending wheel, with lessons learned so often unreal; But in the end gives you pleasure that seem to make your life seem surreal
If only it was just a dream, a dream that will make it come true and come real

A penny or nickel or even a quarter will do, the magic you wish to make a dream come true
Look deep into the clear water, do not stir it up and make it black like tar
Unlike the stars in heaven, making a wish upon that falling star
Reflections of life and what life has given me so far; Is not even close to what I had wished upon a star
So I find myself looking for a wishing well that works and gives me hope; It isn’t the money, the glamour or the fame that I am looking for
But rather a wishing well that lets me see and tells me who I am; While giving me a long and never ending journey without an end
No tears, no swearing and no bad thoughts to bear - Looking into the water and hoping it is clear
I threw a penny, a nickel and a quarter to make sure I was heard; I did it with a positive tone and tossed it into the water, passing over the dime
To give me a sign that my dreams will come true, that life will not bring me moods of blue
And that I can fill my wishes over and over again, never forgetting who I am, what I want and where I have been.