Because police and prison abolition must be approached while simultaneously improving quality of life, and thus reducing harm, abolitionist discourse should include health policies that regard the (de)regulation, use, and culture of addictive substances. This Essay calls for research into neurologic music therapy as a response to addiction, improving quality of life and paving the way for police and prison abolition.
Thompson, Mallori D. and Kirby, Richard A., "A Decarcel Cadence: Neurologic Music Therapy as an Abolitionist Project" (2021). Connecticut Law Review. 503.