Cameron Douglas was arrested for drug distribution offences in 2009.
Michael Douglas’ eldest son Cameron has been released from prison, after serving nearly seven years behind bars for drug offences, and is reportedly living in a halfway house.
According to the New York Daily News’ Page Six on Monday (August 1st), the 37 year old actor was quietly released early from prison having originally been due to leave in 2018, and is living in an unknown location while he gets accustomed to life outside prison.
Cameron Douglas with his father Michael in 2009
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Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas has been beaten in a Pennsylvania prison after a crime boss put a $100 bounty on him for 'being a rat.' A source told the New York Post that Cameron, 34, suffered a broken leg and finger after a New York mobster offered payment to anyone who hurt the convicted drug dealer. Is it really worth the hassle for $100?
Anyway, somebody obviously wanted the cash, and duly gave Cameron a severe beating. The insider said, "He broke his femur, which is hard to snap, and had to have a rod inserted. He told health services staff that he hurt them playing handball. You don't break a femur playing handball." Douglas is currently serving a 10-year stretch for dealing crystal meth and smuggling drugs for himself while in prison. He was accidently exposed as a 'snitch' during a bail hearing in 2010, when Dr Robert Millman let slip that Douglas had agreed to testify against his suppliers, the Mexican immigrant brothers David and Eduardo Escalera. His father Michael and mother Diandro Douglas have visited Cameron in prison, though not together. The gangster allegedly involved in the beating is "the self-proclaimed King of the Italians' who "won't tolerate rats."
Cameron - who has reportedly reshaped himself in prison by pumping irons and getting tattoos - is not eligible for release until 2018. He has been working as a weekend orderly in a housing unit for $1.65 per month.
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"He broke his femur, which is hard to snap, and had to have a rod inserted," explained a source. "He told health services staff that he hurt them playing handball. You don't break a femur playing handball." Apparently, the injury was misdiagnosed, and so a broken leg was treated as a sprain, causing blood clots. "She thought it was a sprain, so he wants to sue this woman. He's still walking around on crutches two months later." Douglas has been getting used to prison life since he became a "rat", but its that label that earned him his beating, after a crime-family captain put a $100 bounty on him. "He recently had his initials inscribed on his neck and big stars on his shoulders, with each year of his incarceration in each star: '10, '11, '12. And he's currently getting a scroll on his back. They are being done by his best prison pal, Billy Trent, and he's paid over $1,000 so far for all the ink."
Douglas was sentenced to a five-year sentence in 2010 after pleading guilty to charges of distributing crystal meth and possessing heroin. A further 4.5 years was added to his sentence - meaning he's not eligible for release until 2018 - for smuggling drugs into prison.