The Pescadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane is a mental prison facility where Dr. Peter Silberman works and runs.
Some time after 1984, Sarah Connor tried to blow up a computer factory but got shot and arrested by the police. Because of her claims that she tried to blow up the factory because she had been pursued by a machine from the future, Sarah was sentenced to undergo psychiatric care in the maximum security wing of a prison known as Pescadero State Hospital. She was placed under the care of Doctor Peter Silberman during her imprisonment there — most likely because of his knowledge of the case resulting from his questioning Kyle Reese.
On June 8, 1995, a meeting between Dr. Silberman and Sarah Connor was held to determine if Sarah could be moved to the minimum security wing of the prison. Due to her repeated escape attempts and one time stabbing Silberman in the kneecap with a drawing pen, Sarah's request was denied. As a penalty for requesting her move, she was sentenced 6 extra months in the prison.
When Sarah escapes, she assaults several staff members including Douglas, who was beaten unconscious, and threatens to poison Dr. Silberman with industrial-grade poison after breaking his arm. The Terminator eventually arrived with John and incapacitated the rest of the staff except for Dr. Silberman.
By the year 2007, all staff from the time that Sarah Connor was an inmate had moved on to other careers including Doctor Silberman, who resigned and moved to the mountains. Not long after James Ellison's visit to the prison, Doctor Silberman was arrested for his assault on the FBI Agent and jailed at this prison based on his claims that the stories of Sarah Connor were true.
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- T2: Infiltrator (Mentioned only)
- T2: Rising Storm
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles