Ironically, the recent complaint was the claim that soldiers were prevented from applying for the “equivalent” provisions for the early release of Republicans and Loyalists and the claim that this was an “imbalance.” But Protestant victims of Republican violence in South Armagh brought their protests to the prison gates to free them. William Frazer of Families Acting for Innocent Relatif built a large map of South Armagh at the gates of the prison, dotted with hundreds of colorful marks depicting IRA victims murdered in the area. “The provisions of the Stormont House Agreement, which we recently consulted on, would amend the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 to extend this two-year accelerated release for Trouble-related offences to those serving prison sentences in Britain. The programme, in which some 500 loyalist and republican paramilitaries have been released from prison, would not currently include Blood Sunday, as it only covers crimes committed between 1973 and 1998. In total, only 14 prisoners convicted of terrorist offences will remain detained in the North and will serve the minimum two-year sentence necessary for early release. A total of 428 prisoners were released under the early release programme, including 143 who were serving life sentences.