Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas' son, Cameron Douglas, has been released from prison almost seven years after he was sentenced for possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine in 2010, E! News confirms.

Originally Cameron was sentenced to a five-year prison term but he later confessed to smuggling drugs into prison, which resulted in an extension on his sentence and two years in solitary confinement. Michael's son was set to be released in 2018 but is now living in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New York.

Cameron is the son of Michael and ex-wife Diandra Douglas. The former couple divorced in 2000 after 23 years of marriage.

Michael opened up about his son's incarceration during his Emmys acceptance speech in 2013 when he won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries for Behind the Candelabra. "My oldest son, Cameron, I'm hoping I'll be able and they'll allow me to see him soon," an emotional Michael told the crowd. After he stepped off the stage, the award winner further explained himself to reporters.

Diana Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Cameron Douglas

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"My son is in federal prison. He's been a drug addict for a large part of his life. Part of the punishments—if you happen to have a slip, and this is for a prisoner who is nonviolent, as about a half-million of our drug-addicted prisoners are—he's spent almost two years in solitary confinement and right now I'm being told that I cannot see him for two years," noted the Wall Street star.

"It's been over a year now. And I'm questioning the system. Obviously at first, I was certainly disappointed in my son. But I've reached a point now where I'm very disappointed with the system."

While behind bars, Cameron penned an op-ed for The Huffington Post that not only owned up to his mistakes but also called for prison reforms for nonviolent offenders. "Somehow, with the astronomical rate of recidivism, largely due to drug violations, no one seems to comprehend that tossing individuals desperate for skills to cope with addiction behind bars, no matter for how long a period of time, does absolutely nothing but temporarily deter them from succumbing to their weakness," he wrote.

"Instead of focusing on how many individuals this county can keep imprisoned, why can we not focus on how many individuals we can keep from coming back?"

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