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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (January 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450023231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450023238
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,560,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the book Wasted Honor which is a abridged reflection of his life and his experiences as a soldier, correctional officer and a deputy warden in New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems. . 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. His extraordinary insight of prison operations and its challenges allows him to be instrumental in providing top-security prison related recommendations and consulting strategies. Carl said. "I believe my strongest quality is that I create strategies that are practical, functional and cost effective."

More About the Author

I am a creative writer who writes from the heart and soul to illustrate life's struggles, successes, challenges and at the same time motivate and energize people to overcome adversities and problems endured in every day life. I am focused on the human spiritual being, the mortal soul and the morality of mankind.

On the other side of the coin I write fictional and fantasy short stories to bring a lighter side of life to the reader. I enjoy people, animals and nature. The closer to the real world I can get the better my life is for I write to please others and at the same time fill my bucket list with things to do before I pass on. I don't have a legacy but I do have a will to leave a positive memory of my life, my words and my thoughts.

I am a Vietnam Veteran, a retired public servant, a short story writer and a humorist. I am a thinker, an ideologist and a problem solver so when the moment get serious enough to deal with the fears it brings to make change, I lead to make it happen.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chadinmesa on June 18, 2012
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wow, this book was pure crap. Not the message, the writing style and the obvious lack of an editor. It was incredibly hard to read this book, which was a shame because it is obvious the author had some great experiences that he wanted to share with others who work in his noble profession (law enforcement).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Bock on April 27, 2010
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A unique perspective and introduction about an often unthought of profession that serves the very core of public safety. The author relates first hand experience from the trenches after a quarter century of service. Those expressing interest in the field, recently hired to the field and/or the family member of those in the field are the core target for this book. The narrrative brings a realistic veiw of a field that deals with proven felons and societial outcasts wherein the correctional officer must maintain schedule and order (not an altoghter easy task). More so the traumatic impact that a correctional professional experiences and often buries, much like societies views of prisons and prisoners, is often detrimental to the individual and can cause isolation from loved ones; this book brings the taboo of speaking on such matters to light. A MUST read for those employees tasked with the duty of mainting order over the 3 million prisoners currently incarcerated in America.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Kraemer on May 5, 2010
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It is always hard for the spouce of a CO to know what goes on behind those prison walls, although your parntner might share some of their day with you, you don't really know everything. You see them change & often think that they are growing tired of the family life. This book has given me insight into the real life of those working in Corrections. This is a great book for any spouce to read, to better understand & help their loved one.
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By chris22508 on November 13, 2014
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This book is not well written. Mr Toersbijns, while having excellent insight into corrections, is not a writer. His form isn't good, he can't decide if he wants to write in first person, second, or third. Sometimes it's from an inmate's point of view, sometimes an officer's. He skips around in his timeline. My advice is to skip this one and move straight to Wasted Honor II. While it is also boring at times, it give a lot of information about ADOC that readers familiar with corrections will find very interesting..
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EnoughSaid on September 1, 2010
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I ordered these books and paid extra for two-day shipping. And here it is 5 days after placing my order and the order is barely being prepared for shipping with an estimated arrival date of Sept. 7. Thats 10 days after the order was placed. Don't offer two-day shipping if you can't come through with it. Very disappointed.......... No reason why you can't prepare two small paperbacks for two-day shipping!! Enough is Enough!!
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