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Baltimore State Hospital For The Criminally Insane
BALTIMORE STATE HOSPITAL FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE
The hospital
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Type State Facility
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Inhabitants The Criminally insane
♙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.

NovelsEdit

Red DragonEdit

The hospital was initially named the Chesapeake Hospital for the Criminally Insane. One of the most infamous patients was cannibalistic serial killer, Dr Hannibal Lecter, sentenced to nine life sentences for his murders. In 1976, a year after his committal, Lecter savaged a nurse during an examination, eating the woman's tongue. After the attack, Lecter was under immense security. In 1977, Barney Matthews was employed, and would enjoy a mutual respect with Lecter.

In 1980, Will Graham, the man responsible for Lecter's capture, went to see Lecter for advice on the "Tooth Fairy" killings. After a tense chat about their histories, Lecter gave a clue that the killer was probably disfigured. Lecter sent a coded message to the killer, Francis Dolarhyde, to kill Will's family. After Dolarhyde's death, Lecter sent a letter to Will.

The Silence of the LambsEdit

In 1983, Clarice Starling was instructed to interview Lecter and assist the FBI in capturing "Buffalo Bill", a serial killer who has killed and skinned five women. Lecter and Starling developed a curious "quid pro quo" relationship during the investigation. Lecter would offer insight into the killer, so long as Starling gave information on her troubled childhood. After Bill's sixth victim is found, and not long after Catherine Martin is abducted by the killer, Jack Crawford offers a false offer to Lecter. Dr Chilton, Lecter's hated keeper, reveals that the deal is fake and demands to tell him who Buffalo Bill is. Lecter replied that his first name is William. He is soon transferred to a holding house in Memphis, Tennessee. Unbeknown to all, Lecter has over the years has fashioned a handcuff key, made from two pens left by visitors.

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  • the hospitial

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    • is the hospitial still openand if not when did it shut down
    • There was never any such hospital. It was probably based on the Rosewood Center which is currently closed. Prisoners with mental health probl...
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