When I saw this Viz of the Day on Alabama Prison Utilization, I thought there were some changes I'd like to explore. But then life got in the way (oh those kids and work)! And then I thought about it again and really wanted to see how I might change it. I remade the viz using story points, because I thought it was well suited for a data story.
You'll note that I set up my data stories kind of like an actual story...I have an intro of sorts, the body, and a closing. Because it feels weird to me to not have an ending to a story (unless it's To Be Continued...).
At any rate, this is my take on what the author orginally did. I opened it up a little more to include medium and close-security prisons, whereas the original primarily focused on close-security.
Oh and funny story. I was showing husband what I was working on and saying things like,"Wow, Alabama's prisons are really understaffed and overcapacity." And I thought to myself, that's got to sound funny to hear from me. And we don't even live in Alabama. So enough of the chattin'! Take a look and see how I changed it (and then play around with how you might visualize it)!