Baltimore State Hospital
The Baltimore State Hospital is a public psychiatric hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland. The hospital provides treatment and care for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, as well as forensic patients. It is one of the oldest public psychiatric hospitals in the United States.
Hannibal Lecter was convicted of multiple homicides and remanded to Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane without eligibility for parole. Hospital staff quickly found out Lecter was unlike any of the other psychopaths housed in their facility. He was a master of self-control, able to manipulate his body and vital functions with such precision as to fool machines. At the end of Manhunter and Red Dragon, Hannibal is safely locked away in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital. But at the end of both The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, he escapes to freedom.