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.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Islands of Fire in the Sky


Islands of Fire in the Arizona Sky

 


Awakening up in Arizona brings about a restlessness to the mind as it is lit up by those capacious islands of fire in the blue

Even those exotic worlds from afar, cannot compete with those high floating sky islands that brings us an everlasting splendor to every day of our lives

These aerial archipelago wonders stealthily tell us how to light our fire inside our souls and make us see who we attempt to want to be

Touching our spines to come alive and bring us the heat of flames that drives our passions rattling our souls to come alive

Sometimes, a rare moment indeed, a highland mountain top can temporarily capture these high floating fog shrouded clouds and make them slow down for only a moment

But eventually, it breaks loose and endures its journey to wherever the gently winds can take these isles of spirits and fervor

Scattered from the great basins of southwest deserts, they reach from the tips of heaven all the way to the Pacific Ocean with an effortless flight

From where I am standing, I can see other such floating islets of fire above the parched Arizona desert, promising only more beauty to arise as they meet high above the desert powder

Bringing with them a crisp cool feeling in the air, that brings a mental calmness any human can bare and cause them to go out and seek an adventure wherever they dare

As this air of wilderness mixes with the rose-colored sunrise and the weakening fading and tumbling moonlight slowing dipping from the horizontal view

These soft pillows of silkiness caress the mountain summits with love and caring affection, telling us they will remain there only for so long as time permits, and give us a blissful feeling

As the whispering wind is gently blowing and beyond the western horizon, a storm is brewing and soon, these islands of fire will vanish, leaving us with an emotional reeling

Preparing us for another day under these floating clouds that leaves us with restless vapors that no man can resist as it stimulates the blood and pumps the heart with the energy required

To meet the passions of these stirring currents high above our heads, giving us the light, and motivating us with energy and spirit to make our day even more optimistic.