Locked Up and Not Lockdown

Locked Up and Not Lockdown: A Guide to Surviving the American Prison System

by Ahmariah Jackson


Ahmariah Jackson is a high school Language Arts teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Helena, Arkansas, he developed a passion for writing as a member of the academic program Odyssey of the Mind. He is a cum laud graduate of Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Both an accomplished poet and emcee, he is also a published columnist, motivational speaker and youth mentor. He has served as an editor and contributing writer for Supreme Design Publishing since 2008. "Locked Up but not Locked Down" is his first published book. His upcoming projects include a book on fatherlessness in the African diaspora and a stage play about disenfranchised youth.

About the book:

You never know when it could happen to you. Supreme Design Publishing continues our mission of mentally preparing the Urban Community for the potholes on the road to success. Authors Ahmariah Jackson and I Atomic Allah mentally condition the reader for one of the most dehumanizing psychological processes known to man: incarceration. They offer true stories, unwritten rules, personal anecdotes and guidelines for managing, all learned on their own tumultuous journeys through the correctional system. First timers and seasoned prisoners alike can learn not only what to expect of the system, but how to keep as much sanity and dignity as possible in such inhumane conditions. This book not only has the power to scare its reader straight, but also has the knowledge to empower readers to ‘do the time without letting the time do you.’