When given a chance, most criminals want to plead not guilty to charges and plea for less jail time for their crimes. Not for a Utah man who asked to “plead up” for more prison time.
Damon Conrow was sentenced to second-degree felony on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, heroin. He asked to “plead up” to a first-degree felony because he wanted a longer sentence in order to get off his heroin addiction. He said that within eight weeks of going to jail, he expects the withdrawal symptoms to ease so he can start having normal sleeping patterns.
The judge gave him one more chance to change his mind, but Conrow declined.