Scrivner, Barbra. “Mandatory minimums do more harm than good, ex-inmate says.” USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/spotlight/2016/03/17/mandatory-minimum-prison-sentences/81939744/
This article captured my attention because it was a personal story that then related back to society as a whole with its references to real statistics. Writer Barbra Scrivner of USA Today describes her downward spiral that then landed her in prison. Referencing date from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, she describes how much the 2.4 million prison population is costing the government: $80 million to be exact. What I like about her writing style is that she provides statistics in contrasting ways. Percentages, dollars, millions, etc. This helps differentiate the numbers and makes it easier to read and comprehend for the viewer, in my opinion. She even references laws themselves, citing the Department of Justice.