Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) has pulled ahead of Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat, according to a new poll from the Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.
Since coming to Congress, I have made it a priority to visit prisons and jails across Maryland to better understand the challenges facing this underserved and often forgotten population. Earlier this year, I visited the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup to meet with incarcerated individuals taking classes at Goucher College. They are part of The Goucher Prison Education Partnership, which gives incarcerated men and women the opportunity to pursue a college education. The men and women I met were committed to getting an education and getting their lives back on track.