Maybe not, as some of the example usages in here, but it still has a negative feel to me. Is there some positive way that can be used instead?
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It doesn't have negative connotations in itself.
There are no negative connotations there.
Here, there are no negative connotations from "end up" either. If we replaced "jail" with "the White House", it would be a positive sentence. "End up" has no bearing on the positive or negative connotations of a sentence.