On the topic of prisons, me and my village was talking about taking someone and putting them on an island with nothing on it, say, a 10x10 square on a lake with a brick wall around it. Ferry the prisoner over, make them build their hearth fire inside the prison so you can see if they're online (the flame turns a darker shade of green if someone is online, so if the flame is dark green and no one is in there, then they've somehow escaped. Also if there's just a pile of sticks or an unlit fire, then they've escaped and moved their fire.)
The brick wall would give it a realistic touch and I think it's a good punishment for thieves and murderers. I mean, you kill the murderer and then they just start over with some LP from the previous character. If you keep them locked up, then they won't die as quickly and easily as a murder.
Please reply on this idea, I think it would be pretty cool and it doesn't have to be an official change in the game, it's just an idea to put out to other villages.