Edward Snowden said in a Monday BBC interview that he would be willing to go to prison in exchange for being able to return to the U.S.
The former National Security Agency contractor, who has been in Moscow since disclosing classified information on the way the agency operates, told the BBC he’s “volunteered to go to prison with the government many times,” according to ABC News.
He reportedly added that he never received a plea deal, but had been told “they won’t torture me, which is a start, I think. But we haven’t gotten much further than that.”
Snowden told the BBC his lawyers are waiting for U.S. officials to “call us back,” ABC News reported.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder had previously said that a plea deal with Snowden was possible.