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Cameron Douglas Writes From Prison, Criticizes Criminalization of Addiction

6/20/2013 8:56am EDT
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The son of actor Michael Douglas spoke from behind bars to condemn the way our criminal justice system treats drug addicts like him.

Last week, Cameron Douglas – who is serving a nine-and-a-half-year sentence for drug law violations – wrote a stinging op-ed that was published and picked up by hundreds of media sources.  Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, offered a compelling critique of the U.S. justice system and the way it harshly punishes people who are struggling with drug addiction.

Douglas wrote that he "seem(s) to be trapped in a vicious cycle of relapse and repeat, as most add...

Michael Douglas Vows To Fight For Overhaul Of US Legal System

6/10/2013 3:32pm EDT
Cameron Douglas
In a recent interview in Britain's Event Magazine, academy award winning actor Michael Douglas vowed to fight for a complete overhaul of America's legal system. This comes on the heels of his son Cameron losing his appeal, and affirming his nine and a half year sentence for drug charges.

The story of Cameron Douglas is a sad one. Last April, the  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and refused to overturn it after he was caught with a small amount of drugs for personal use while in prison. Cameron is likely to stay in prison until the year 2018. In January of 2010, Southern...

Michael Douglas' Jailed Son Failed Drug Test, Spent Time In Solitary

1/21/2013 11:33pm EST
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After failing a drug test, actor Michael Douglas' incarcerated son Cameron was reportedly sent to solitary confinement earlier this month.

Cameron is serving a 10-year sentence at a Loretto, Penn., prison for distributing drugs, possessing heroin, and smuggling medication into his cell. After a urinalysis confirmed the presence of banned substances in his system, he got into additional trouble with prison authorities.

According to the New York Post, he was placed in isolation the first week of January. It's unknown whether Cameron's latest indiscretion will result in additional jail time....

Michael Douglas' Incarcerated Son Cameron Attacked Behind Bars

12/17/2012 2:21pm EST
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Michael Douglas' imprisoned son Cameron is nursing a broken leg and finger after he was allegedly attacked while behind bars.

Reports suggest Cameron Douglas, who is currently serving time for drug charges, became a prison target after a New York mobster placed a $100 bounty on his head for co-operating with authorities and testifying against his two drug suppliers, illegal Mexican immigrants David and Eduardo Escalera, during their trial last year.

According to the New York Post, Douglas suffered the injuries in October and has undergone surgery to repair the damage he claims was cause...

Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Pleads Guilty To New Drug Charge

10/20/2011 7:14pm EDT
Michael Douglas's incarcerated son Cameron has pleaded guilty to a new drug possession charge.

Cameron Douglas is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute, and one count of cocaine possession, stemming from an arrest two years ago.

And now he faces an additional 18 months behind bars after authorities found what appeared to be heroin and cocaine in the 32 year old's cell.

On Thursday Cameron admitted to smuggling narcotics into prison since May, telling the court, "God knows I'm sorry about this situation....

Michael Douglas Fuming Catherine Zeta-Jones' Illness Was 'Outed'

4/26/2011 12:25pm EDT
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Michael Douglas is angry his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones was put under pressure to talk publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis because it was "hard" enough for the actress to admit she needed help.

The Chicago star stunned fans earlier this month by opening up about her battle with depression, revealing she had received treatment at a mental health facility in Connecticut.

She released a statement to the media after news of her rehab stint leaked in the press, and Douglas has praised her courage for facing up to her problems in public.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, due to a...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: January

1/1/2011 9:08am EST
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2010 was an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups.

Here, WENN takes a look back at 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnan...

Michael Douglas' Son Moved To Minimum Security

5/15/2010 11:32am EDT
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Michael Douglas' incarcerated son Cameron has been moved to a minimum security prison a month after he was sentenced to five years behind bars on drug charges.

The 31 year old pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of cocaine in January following a police raid on his New York City hotel room last year.

Cameron has been housed at the tough Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan since August when he violated the terms of his home detention after his arrest by asking his girlfriend to smugg...

Cameron Douglas Trial To Remain Public

4/18/2010 8:00am EDT
Lawyers for Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas have failed in their bid to ban the media from court when he is sentenced on drug charges later this month - the hearing will remain public.

Douglas has pleaded guilty to charges of dealing methamphetamine and faces more than 10 years behind bars when he is handed his punishment on April 27.

His attorneys lodged a request earlier this week to have the hearing kept private.

But the 31-year-old's legal team has failed in its legal challenge - on Friday, Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman ruled the courtroom will be kept open.

He a...

April Controversy In GQ: Shia LaBeouf And Rielle Hunter's Provocative Interviews

3/18/2010 11:33am EDT
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GQ can count on one thing next month, not just the tax deadline, but the controversy that next month’s magazine is going to stir up. For starters, coverboy Shia LaBeouf dishes on everything from new girlfriend Cary Mulligan, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, and finally Michael Douglas’s family problems.

Sharing cover story duty is John Edward’s former mistress, Rielle Hunter, in a provocative photo spread that has already generated a lot of backlash and harsh words for and from Ms. Hunter.

Looking every bit the dashing Wall Street trader from the upcoming film, "Wall Street 2," Shia L...