"No one owned the yard". Yup. That's what we're after: this kind of effect(ivness), worldwide.
"a dispute over inmate phone revenue".(...)
What on earth is "phone revenue"? I see multifarious red herring...
Saw a documentary on Vipassana meditation in prisons, awhile ago, and it has had huge effects, also. Again, there's always some wrench thrown into the works. But in this case, while the program was suspended for a time, the inmates kept up their practise, and, when the leadership changed, the program was reinstated! It was a grand reunion.
On another note, Uny, if you ever want to 'upgrade' your name (teasing, really)how about Triuniquity? It's a pun, god help me!!! it's a good one, doncha think?