A newgate lore question:

What do they do with corpses? I remeber reading somewhere they weight them and toss them into the zee below, which is all well and good except… well, you know, when they’re not perpetually dead, you’ve got a nice little escape to work with. out of the freezer and into the frier, but still.

Part of the duties of a Fallen London mortician is determining whether or not a given body is going to come back to life. One hopes that the profession’s representative at New Newgate is diligent and thorough.

And doesn’t think you deserve a death by drowning regardless. I expect some would throw you in regardless of your state. Still, I did not realize that detail.