Michael Douglas' son is a free man!
As you may recall, Cameron Douglas was arrested in New York back in 2009 for possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine. By 2010, the A-lister's flesh-and-blood was sentenced to five years in prison but his time behind bars was extended after he confessed to smuggling drugs into the jail.
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For two years of his sentence, Cameron remained in solitary confinement at the Cumberland Federal Corrections Institute in Maryland. In fact, the celebuspawn was supposed to remain in prison until early 2018.
Nonetheless, Cameron is out and currently residing in a halfway house in Brooklyn. The 37-year-old is Michael's son with ex Diandra Douglas, whom the Basic Instinct actor divorced back 2000. The Ant-Man star has been incredibly supportive of Cameron amid his incarceration and has spoken out against the prison system over the years.
Also, The Loaded artist discussed his imprisonment in a letter to the Huffington Post in 2013. He wrote:
"This outdated system pays little, if any, concern to the disease of addiction, and instead punishes it more harshly than many violent crimes. I'm not saying that I didn't deserve to be punished, or that I'm worthy of special treatment. I made mistakes and I'll gladly and openly admit my faults. However, I seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of relapse and repeat, as most addicts are. Unfortunately, whereas the effective remedy for relapse should be treatment, the penal system's "answer" is to lock the door and throw away the key."
We can only imagine how happy Cameron is to be released from prison. Our thoughts are with Douglas as he transitions back into civilian life.
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