Criminality is on the rise in unsettled cities, though the empire still believes in physical punishment. In prior eras a murderer or traitor would always pay with their life for their sins, but now you live in a more enlightened time. In this day and age, what flavor of sentence should be delivered for the most heinous crimes? Do deadly sins or betrayals of the state ever deserve anything less than a lifetime behind bars?
What should the death penalty be replaced with?