This Comment will first address North Carolina's statute governing incapacity to proceed to trial. Next, this Comment will turn to the purpose and need for involuntary commitment, followed by a discussion of and explanations for the correlation between mental illness and criminal incarceration. This Comment will then present some suggestions for statutory revision of the existing North Carolina statute and will conclude with a brief discussion of funding issues.
Jennifer L. Morris, Criminal Defendants Deemed Incapable to Proceed to Trial: An Evaluation of North Carolina's Statutory Scheme, 26 Campbell L. Rev. 41 (2004).