Playing Cards give Inmates a chance to solve Cold Cases
Inmates inside the Marion County Jail can now play with a deck of cards that offer more than just a game.
Detectives hope they will help solve cold cases. Monday 10,000 new decks of cards were handed out to inmates. Each card displays a picture of a local, unsolved homicide or robbery case.
Detectives hope inmates will recognize the victim's picture, or case and provide information to officials. If their information leads to an arrest, the inmate gets $1,000.
The program was launched locally by Crime Stoppers of Marion County with the help of Ocala, Dunnellon and Belleview Police Departments as well as the Florida Highway Patrol.
These types of playing cards have helped solve two homicide cases in other parts of the state.
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