After 7 Years Behind Bars, Michael Douglas' Son Is Out
Cameron Douglas had been scheduled for release in early 2018
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2016 10:14 AM CDT
In this April 7, 2003 file photo, actor Kirk Douglas, second from left, poses with his ex-wife Diana Douglas, second from right, their son Michael Douglas, right, and Michael's son Cameron Douglas, left,...   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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(Newser) – Cameron Douglas, son of Michael, had been scheduled for release from prison in early 2018, but the New York Post reports he's out. What began in 2010 as a five-year sentence for dealing drugs was nearly doubled two years later when the actor's son confessed to having heroin and pills smuggled into the prison. Judge Richard Berman gave him another 54 months, three times what prosecutors had recommended, saying, "I don't believe that I have had another case ever of a defendant who has so recklessly, and flagrantly, and wantonly and criminally acted in as destructive and manipulative a fashion." Things didn't exactly improve from there.

He ended up in solitary for a period the Post describes as spanning from 2012 to 2014 after failing a urinalysis. He also ended up with a broken femur in what may have been an instance of "prison justice." Following his early release from Maryland's Cumberland Federal Corrections Institute, he is living in a halfway house in Brooklyn, reports People. According to the Post's source, the 37-year-old is thinking of writing a tell-all about his time behind bars. "He is staying low-key after his release and plans to spend time with his father and mother," says the source. Cameron is the only child Michael had during his 22-year marriage to Diandra Douglas.