A few days ago Tracey Black asked "Does anybody know where I can find some
good pictures of records disaster areas or bad record keeping places."

It may be a wee bit of a stretch, but there's a great picture on Page A6 of
today's Houston Chronicle.  Unfortunately it is not on-line but the story
that goes with it is at

Happily, KUHF also has a similar, less impressive photo at

To summarize and combine the two stories, the Houston Police Department
found 280 boxes of evidence from 8,000 criminal files "each which had been
mislabeled with the number of a single closed case."  Mayor White attributed
the problem to a misallocation of personnel assets as the Department tried
to get more officers on the street.

Paul R. Scott, CA, CRM
Records Management Officer
Harris County, TX

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