Later, after Chilton survived his injuires, the hospital operated again. It is unknown what happened after Chilton was again severely injured.
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.
- Frederick Chilton (general administrator, alive)
- Matthew Brown (former orderly, imprisoned)
- Barney Matthews (former orderly)
- Nurse Shell (nurse, deceased)