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The Cages of the Maze Prison near Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The Nissen huts originally held special category prisoners until 1976 when the H-Blocks started operation. It was here that Gerry Adams was first interned in 1972 and jailed the following year. HM Maze Prison, also known as Long Kesh and the H-Blocks, held some of the most dangerous men in Europe during its 30 year operation. The prison closed in September 2000 after 428 prisoners had been released under the Good Friday Agreement. There are now plans to turn the abandoned site into a national football stadium.