Several years ago, the State of Illinois decided to release 2000 prison inmates. Within 24 hours a bunch of them proceeded to “rape and pillage” the city. The local government needed a scapegoat, a bunch of lawyers were brought in and where did they decide to place the blame? The computer systems! They were using an old IDMS database built in the 1980s. The verdict was that the decision makers simply did not have enough data on the inmates, so they chose the wrong ones to release.