Michael Douglas’ son, Cameron, released from prison

Kirk, Michael and Cameron Douglas (L-R) pose at the April 13, 2003 New York premiere of their film "It Runs in the Family." File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) — After almost seven years in prison, Michael Douglas‘ son Cameron is now a free man, living in a halfway house in Brooklyn.

Sentenced in 2010 to a five-year term for possession of methamphetamine and selling heroin, Cameron, 35, added two more years to his sentence – which were spent in solitary confinement – for smuggling drugs into prison.

In 2013 Cameron wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in which he called for reform for incarceration of non-violent offenders.

“This outdated system pays little, if any, concern to the disease of addiction, and instead punishes it more harshly than many violent crime,” he wrote.

Following his 2013 Emmy’s acceptance speech, Douglas spoke candidly about Cameron’s incarceration.

“I’m questioning the system,” Douglas said. “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.”


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