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Maze could be like Alcatraz

Howard Brooker (Writeback March 14) adds another voice of opposition to any preservation on the Maze prison site.

Irrespective of whose side you were on during the Troubles, these buildings are part of history.

Those who fear that any preservation would result in a "terrorist shrine" should try visiting San Francisco where the former prison island of Alcatraz has been turned into a tourist attraction.

It receives thousands of visitors every year, it is an educational experience, and it certainly does not come across as a shrine to Al Capone.

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