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Cameron Douglas

Why Michael Douglas Was Right To Be Upset On Live TV

B. Wayne Hughes Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
B. Wayne Hughes Jr.

I was stunned to learn that Cameron Douglas is in solitary confinement for two years. He got high in prison, and should rightly be punished for this breach of the rules. But two years in isolation is excessive.

Michael Douglas Condemns U.S. Prison System After Emmy Win

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Celebrity
Anthony Papa

On the night of the Emmy awards, actor Michael Douglas used his win for his performance in Behind the Candelabra to speak out against the U.S. prison system.

Michael Douglas Criticizes U.S. Prison System

Posted 09.23.2013 | Celebrity

Michael Douglas certainly had the most colorful speech Sunday night at the Emmy Awards, where the "Behind the Candelabra" actor picked up the statue f...

Read Cameron Douglas' Drug Essay From Jail

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Douglas' son is speaking out from behind bars, calling for treatment rather than jail time for non-violent drug offenders. Cam...

Words Behind Walls

Cameron Douglas | Posted 08.11.2013 | Crime
Cameron Douglas

There are half a million other people in the U.S. who, like me, will go to sleep behind bars tonight because of nothing more than a drug law violation.

Michael Douglas Wants to Overhaul America's Legal System

Anthony Papa | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

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 which affirmed his nine and a half year sentence for drug charges.

Cameron Douglas Denied Justice: Extra 54 Months for His Drug Addiction

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

While imprisoned, Cameron relapsed and began using drugs again. Instead of getting the treatment for his addiction which would have addressed his craving, Cameron did what many other imprisoned substance abusers do.

Michael Douglas' Embattled Son Fails Drug Test In Prison

Posted 01.22.2013 | Celebrity

Cameron Douglas' problems continue to mount. Michael Douglas' embattled son, who is currently serving a nine-and-a-half year prison sentence for d...

Michael Douglas' Son's Prison Sentence To Be Revisited

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.18.2013 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — The Douglas name – first with patriarch Kirk and later with son Michael – has always meant gold for Hollywood. But drama ...

Michael Douglas' Son Attacked In Prison

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.17.2012 | Celebrity

It has been a rough couple years for Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas' son, who is currently serving a nine-and-a-half year prison sentence. The 34...

Douglas Case Points to a Better Way for Those Affected by Addiction

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Adrian Margaret Brune

When an alternative to incarceration is not possible, the criminal justice system must make available prison-based treatment programs, including peer-to-peer support, addiction counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and psycho-pharmacology.

Doctors Support Treatment, Not Additional Prison Time For Cameron Douglas And Others Who Relapse Behind Bars

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Last year Mr. Douglas relapsed on drugs while serving his prison sentence. He was caught with very small amounts of opioids for personal use, including a single dose of a medication used to treat heroin dependence that he had obtained without a prescription.

Clueless Judge Serves Cameron Douglas With More Prison Time Because of His Drug Addiction

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

I have written about this many times here on The Huffington Post. But in reality, is an additional four and a half years -- two and a half more than the government sought to punish Cameron for his crime of addiction -- worth it?

New Charge for Cameron Douglas: Judge Shocked That Drugs Are Available in Prison

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.24.2011 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Cameron did what many drug-addicted prisoners do when they are imprisoned. They seek to get high to escape the living hell they are in, even if it means breaking the law.

More Trouble For Michael Douglas's Son

People | Posted 12.21.2011 | Celebrity

Cameron Douglas, who is serving a five- year federal prison sentence for drug dealing, pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing drugs in his jail cell. ...

Defending Michael Douglas' Son Even Though Cameron Is Singing Like A Bird

Anthony Papa | Posted 10.13.2011 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Non-violent drug offenders like Cameron should not go to prison, but should receive drug treatment. This would be a more effective and more affordable solution for the individual and the community.

Michael Douglas Talks Parenting Regrets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just before he was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer, Michael Douglas sat down with Men's Journal (via the Daily News) for an interview in which he...

Cameron Douglas's Life Is in Danger

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

Cameron Douglas -- who recently received a reduced sentence (from 10 years to five) in exchange for his cooperation -- is now likely to face a very tough time in prison.

Michael Douglas Speaks Out: Prison Will Help Son 'Start Afresh'

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Michael Douglas believes his son's five-year sentence for dealing drugs could be a lifesaver, he said Monday on NBC's "Today," descri...

What Happens to Cameron Douglas?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Santos

Of the five years Douglas will serve in the prison system, the next few months will be the worst. The most difficult aspect of entanglements with the criminal justice system is the unknown.

Sentencing Cameron Douglas -- Or, the Selective Implementation of the War on Drugs

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

What if judges routinely and consistently departed from sentencing guidelines? What impact could it have on the composition of the inmate population nationwide?

Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Gets Five Years In Prison

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, cal...

Cameron Douglas Lawyers ask Judge to Ban Media from Sentencing Hearing

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

Should the media be banned from Cameron's sentencing hearing? What do you think?

Inside The Demise Of Cameron Douglas

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — It was the summer of 2009, and Cameron Douglas was strung out on heroin – again. Holed up in a trendy Manhattan hotel, the way...

Prison vs. Rehab: What Really Works

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Is being in prison going to make Cameron Douglas stop craving, using or selling drugs? Will he restructure his life so he can live without crystal meth? I think not.