Cameron Douglas, son of two-time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas, has been released from prison after an almost seven year stint that originated from possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine in 2010, E! News reports.
Cameron was originally given a five-year prison sentence which was later extended after he confessed to smuggling drugs into prison. The infraction led to two years in solitary confinement. He was scheduled to be released in 2018 but is now living in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New York.
Cameron is the son of Michael and ex-wife Diandra Douglas, who divorced in 2000 after 23 years of marriage.
Michael discussed his son’s imprisonment during his Emmy’s acceptance speech when he was awarded the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries honor for his work in “Behind the Candelabra.”
“My oldest son, Cameron, I’m hoping I’ll be able and they’ll allow me to see him soon,” he said at the time. He later opened up even more about the ordeal to reporters on scene.
“My son is in federal prison. He’s been a drug addict for a large part of his life. Part of the punishments — if you happen to have a slip, and this is for a prisoner who is nonviolent, as about a half-million of our drug-addicted prisoners are — he’s spent almost two years in solitary confinement and right now I’m being told that I cannot see him for two years,” Douglas explained.
“It’s been over a year now. And I’m questioning the system. Obviously at first, I was certainly disappointed in my son. But I’ve reached a point now where I’m very disappointed with the system.”