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Overlooking H Block 6 were LVF (Loyalist Volunteer Force) leader, Billy Wright, was killed in December 1997 by republicans. An enquiry is ongoing. The Maze Prison near Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. 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.