Incapacitation is the idea that by physically removing someone from society we are able to prevent them from committing future crimes, because they are locked up or restrained somehow. Studies have found incarceration achieves this objective, but most people can only be removed from society for so long. That is why we should focus on how a prisoner can improve themselves while behind bars, because most of them will not stay there forever. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, all but 5% of those behind bars will eventually be released and become our neighbors once more. We need to adopt a “them is us” attitude.