Baltimore State Hospital



Baltimore State Hospital For The Criminally Insane, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a state facility housing the criminally insane and those whose sanity is being evaluated for the criminal justice system. The general administrator of the hospital was Dr. Frederick Chilton. One notable patient was Abel Gideon, who murdered a nurse in cold blood. Abel also “operated” on his keeper on a local anesthetic. Will Graham was also held here during his trial until he was acquitted. Later, after Chilton survived his injuires, the hospital operated again. It is unknown what happened after Chilton was again severely injured.

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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.

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