• Dave Harmon, PW editor

FBI gives USNPS 3D-printed replicas of decoy heads used in infamous 1972 Alactraz escape

Today, on Alcatraz Island, the FBI San Francisco Division presented the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) with 3D printed replicas of the decoy heads used by Frank Morris, Allen Clayton West, and John and Clarence Anglin during their escape from Alcatraz in 1962.

In June 1962, Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers escaped from the federal penitentiary at Alcatraz. The three escapees, along with fellow inmate Allen Clayton West, created decoy heads to distract prison guards using toilet paper, cardboard, cement chips, and human hair from the floor of the barbershop. The FBI investigated the escape for 17 years, until the investigation was turned over to the U.S. Marshals, Northern District of California, in 1979.

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