Edward Snowden says he's offered 'many times' to go to prison in the United States as part of a deal to return from exile in Russia but is still waiting for an answer from the American government. 'So far, they've said they won't torture me, which is a start, I think, but we haven't gotten much further than that,' he said. 'I've volunteered to go to prison with the government many times. What I won't do is I won't serve as a deterrent to people trying to do the right thing in difficult situations,' Snowden said in the interview in Moscow, where he took refuge two years ago after his revelations about the scale of the NSA's snooping activities sent shock waves around the globe.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.