Cameron Douglas moves prisons
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 May 2010
Cameron Douglas has been moved to a minimum security prison camp in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, after receiving a five-year jail sentence for drug dealing
Cameron Douglas has been moved to a minimum security prison camp.
The 31-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas - who, last month, was sentenced to five years behind bars for drug dealing - had been housed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York since has arrest last August, but has now been transferred to a unit in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, which doesn't have fences.
Cameron will live in a dormitory style barracks with rows of bunk beds and will also be expected to work, according to People.com.
Inmates are allowed outdoors in the evenings but they are expected inside once it's dark, and are normally in bed by 10pm.
During his sentencing, Cameron's lawyer, Nicholas De Feis, had asked the judge to recommend Cameron receive drug treatment in prison although that won't happen until he nears the end of his sentence
Cameron's father Michael recently said he believes prison will save his son's life.
The 65-year-old star thinks the five-year sentence will finally help Cameron overcome his addiction problems and allow him to make a "fresh start" when he is released.
Michael said: "My son has not been sober for this length of time since he was 13 years old.
"So he was going to be dead or somebody was going to kill him, and I think he has a chance to start a new life and he knows that. And from my understanding, it's going to take that amount of time for him to rebuild and start himself afresh.
"My son was a drug dealer, and he tried to kill himself for a while, and I can't condone his behaviour. With all the mistakes and the disease that Cameron has, he is a great young man and I wouldn't be supporting him if I didn't feel that way."