And another one bites the dust

Work on the government’s much-trumpeted C-Nomis offender management system ground to a halt last summer when it became clear that the original £230m estimate was wildly inaccurate, and now the coup de grace has been delivered:

A £500 million computer project to underpin the criminal justice system and protect the public has been scrapped… after spending more than £150 million, David Hanson, the Justice Minister, pulled the plug. He said steps would be taken to increase data shared between prisons and probation.

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