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Legal justice advocacy group folds after nearly 60 years

May 21, 2016 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

A nearly 60-year-old Minneapolis-based nonprofit focused on helping people involved in the criminal justice system has closed its doors and laid off its nine employees and three contractors.

Employees of the Council on Crime and Justice said they still have not received their last paychecks covering two to three weeks of pay since their May 12 layoff. They were given two hours on Friday to clean out their desks at the council's office at 822 S. 3rd St.

"They told us that if we went t...