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Inmates can buy playing cards featuring cold case murders

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve unsolved killings and other cold cases by selling decks of playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.

The state Bureau of Investigation and state Department of Correction showcased the cards Wednesday. The decks are reminiscent of those distributed in 2003 to help U.S. troops identify members of Saddam Hussein’s government during the Iraq War.

Bureau of Investigation Director Stan Florence says similar programs in Florida, Colorado, Connecticut and South Carolina have garnered information that helped solve about 40 homicides.

The cards are being sold at six of the state’s approximately two dozen prisons at $1.42 per pack and will eventually be the only playing cards available at the other facilities.

Oklahoma has approximately 27,000 inmates.

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/11/inmates-can-buy-playing-cards-featuring-cold-case-murders/

Dutch Inmates to Be Given Cold-Case Calendars in Drive to Solve Crimes

LONDON — Dutch inmates will have the chance to help solve mystery murder cases as police distribute calendars featuring unsolved cases to prisons across the Netherlands.

The so-called cold-case calendars will feature a photograph of a murder victim or missing person, as well as details about the case, for each week of the year.

The Dutch police announced the project last week after a pilot program that rolled out in five prisons in January coincided with a large number of tip-offs.

Image: A page from the cold-case calendar

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dutch-inmates-be-given-cold-case-calendars-drive-solve-crimes-n784746

Dutch Inmates to Be Given Cold-Case Calendars in Drive to Solve …

LONDON — Dutch inmates will have the chance to help solve mystery murder cases as police distribute calendars featuring unsolved cases to prisons across the Netherlands.

The so-called cold-case calendars will feature a photograph of a murder victim or missing person, as well as details about the case, for each week of the year.

The Dutch police announced the project last week after a pilot program that rolled out in five prisons in January coincided with a large number of tip-offs.

Image: A page from the cold-case calendar

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dutch-inmates-be-given-cold-case-calendars-drive-solve-crimes-n784746