Cameron Douglas, son of actor-producer Michael Douglas, has been transferred from prison to serve the remainder of his drug conviction at a Brooklyn halfway house.
ABC News on Monday said a representative for Oscar-winner Michael Douglas had confirmed the release, without citing a date for the transfer. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Cameron Douglas, 37, is living at a home administered by RRM New York, the bureau’s Residential Reentry Management field office in Brooklyn. The bureau listed no specific halfway-house address but said Douglas is scheduled for release on March 18, 2017.
Sometime-actor and DJ Cameron, Michael Douglas’ only child from his 1977-2000 marriage to Diandra Luker Douglas, was arrested in 2009 at the tony Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan, where he was found with large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine. In January 2010 he pleaded guilty to heroin possession and to conspiracy to distribute drugs, and that April was sentenced to five years in prison.
A judge added another 4 1/2 years in December 2011 when Douglas, at the federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, was found with drugs behind bars. He also received a two-year ban on family visits. After another drug bust in January 2013, he received solitary confinement at Maryland’s Cumberland Federal Corrections Institute.
That September, as Michael Douglas accepted an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, for his portrayal of Liberace in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” he told the audience, “My oldest son, Cameron, I’m hoping I’ll be able and they’ll allow me to see him soon.” He later told reporters, “My son is in federal prison. He’s been a drug addict for a large part of his life. Part of the punishment 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 — [is to spend time] in solitary confinement. Right now I’ve been told that I can’t see him for two years. … And I’m questioning the system.”