Tag Archives: Francis Guzman

Last Day of Conference Begins with Frankie Guzman’s Story

Frankie Guzman, a Soros Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law, starts off this morning’s session with his life story of overcoming years in juvenile prison in California and later attending Berkeley and UCLA Law. ┬áMost striking to me was the disparity in armed robbery sentences that he received as a Hispanic man (15 […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

From prison to juvenile justice lawyer, San Francisco Chronicle Francis Guzman, who was sentenced to 15 years at age 15, has become an advocate for juvenile justice. “Kids don’t make smart decisions,” Guzman said. “But ultimately, you are not the worst thing you have done. The weakest thing I did made me the strongest person […]