jail

A LOT of work to make:

The full DIY on instructables – HERE

Looks pretty neat in the end though.  I’d like to see a homemade one done with a spacepen refill instead. (I’m obsessed with space pen refills)

Might be an interesting DIY project for some of you.  Or a good starting point anyway.  I’m thinking even a .50 BMG sharpie might be cool.

Hat tip: Beecher B.

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An actual sign which is posted on the wall in the main yard of the Thomson Correctional Centre in Thomson, Illinois:

That’s a sign I bet the Brady campaign could really get behind. In real life I’d recommend finding cover, then possibly returning fire depending on the situation.

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Crown Point jail – Indiana (March 3, 1934)

While awaiting trial for the alleged murder of an East Chicago policeman, the police boasted to area newspapers that the jail was escape-proof and posted extra guards to make sure Dillinger couldn’t escape.  Dillinger was able to secretly carve a wooden gun (pictured) from the top of a wooden washboard and coat it with black shoe polish. Using it, he was able to trick a guard into opening his cell. He then took two men hostage, rounded up all the guards in the jail, locked them in his cell, and fled. Dillinger stole Sheriff Lillian Holley’s new Ford car, embarrassing her and the town, and traveled to Chicago.

Other Dillinger articles up for auction at Heritage Auction Galleries – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle Blog

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