REDMOND O'NEAL's lawyers are fighting to have the troubled star transferred from prison to a residential rehab centre, according to U.S. reports.
The 24-year-old son of Farrah Fawcett and actor Ryan O'Neal is serving time at a California detention centre, stemming from an April (09) arrest for drug possession.
He is undergoing treatment while he is jail, but his legal team argues he would be better off at a dedicated facility on the outside and is reportedly asking the courts for O'Neal to be released three months early so he can get the help he needs.
A source tells Radar Online, "The goal is to permit transition to a non-custody regiment of recovery. Redmond is doing very well, but there is only so much that can be done in the treatment program behind bars."
O'Neal is due for release in December (09).