3D scanning & printing preserves infamous papier-mache heads from 1962 Alcatraz escape

3D scanning & printing preserves infamous papier-mache heads from 1962 Alcatraz escape

The FBI and the National Parks Service have used 3D scanning to digitally preserve the infamous dummy heads used by a trio of inmates to escape Alcatraz prison in 1962. The inmates, who left the heads in their beds as decoys, were never found. The FBI and National Parks Service are preserving these infamous dummy heads using 3D scanning (Image: FBI) Of all the maximum security prisons in the United States, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was, during its lifetime, considered perhaps the most inescapable. Situated on an island 1.25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the prison housed some […]

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