Originally Posted by Tacit Ronin
It's not really all that innovative as Silence of the Lamb did it back in the early 90's. But TDK did revive the idea and popularized it enough to be ripped off several times.
You're just thinking of the whole "glass cage" thing.
Lecter had already been in prison for years at that point. He wasn't captured on purpose. He negotiated for a change of location and escaped from there.