Police hope this is a lucky deck

September 8, 2008 6:00:09 AM PDT
Washington police hope they've got an ace in the hole with their cold case playing cards.

Jail inmates in the nation's capital are getting free decks of cards.

But instead of pictures of kings and jacks, the cards include victims' photos and details of recent unsolved cases.

The city plans to distribute 500 decks.

More cards will be ordered so inmates can take them home when they're released.

Officials are also offering rewards of up to $25,000 for information leading to convictions.