Convictions for assault and drug possession landed Terrell Johnson in the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup.
At the prison on Friday, the Baltimore man told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Education Secretary Arne Duncan that he wants to show his three children a different path: education.
Johnson, 33, is one of more than 70 inmates taking liberal arts classes through a program offered by Goucher College. He sends his transcripts to his children to show his scores; he has told his 12-year-old that "you're never too old for school."
"I'm trying to change and set a better example," Johnson said.
Lynch and Duncan visited the...